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Kevin Dawkins has been arrested in connection to a mass shooting that left two people dead and a dozen injured at a house party in Cumberland County over the weekend.
Authorities charged Dawkins, of Oklahoma, with multiple counts, including prohibited weapons and devices, possession of weapons for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of firearms, and certain persons not to have weapons.
“This was not a random act of violence, this was a targeted attack,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said.
He is 36-year-old.
Mass Shooting at N.J. Party
Troopers initially responded to a party at another residence in Fairfield Township regarding noise complaints earlier on Saturday. Officials believe the party dispersed around 11 p.m., and some of those partygoers ended up at the birthday party on the 1000 block of East Commerce Street in Fairfield Township, near Bridgeton.
After 11:30 p.m., a trooper was completing a vehicle stop in the area when he heard what he thought were fireworks or gunfire. He immediately responded to the scene with troopers from two other barracks in the area.
At the same time, the 911 dispatcher started receiving phone calls related to the shooting. By the time troopers were on the scene, many partygoers had already left, but police say at least 100 people were at the house party.
The homeowner was hosting a 90s-themed birthday party for a nephew when gunshots rang out.
A woman who attended the party with her daughter tells Eyewitness News they heard at least 30 gunshots, and when they tried to escape the home, they had to step over people who had already been hit.
Eyewitness News spoke with someone who knows the family who was hosting the birthday party, and they say they’ve always been kind and kept to themselves.
“Many others who were in attendance will carry the emotional scars of Saturday night,” Murphy said.
“As a community, we all have to stick together to keep each other safe,” Fairfield Township Mayor Benjamin Byrd said.
Kevin Dawkins Arrested
Local and state officials announced the arrest of 36-year-old Kevin K. Dawkins on Monday morning at a press conference chaired by Governor Phil Murphy. They refused to comment on how he would be involved at 11:30 p.m. On Saturday, a shooting at a house on East Commerce Street in Fairfield sent revelers to disperse as they fled the gunfire.