Fugitive captured and charged with March 22 murder

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Errick Young, 20, of Millville, charged with the March 22 murder of Benjamin Broughton.

Errick Young, 20, of Millville, charged with the March 22 murder of Benjamin Broughton.

STATE — New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit and the United States Marshal’s Task Force captured Errick Young, 20, of Millville, ending the nearly month-long search for the man charged with the March 22 murder of Benjamin Broughton.

Detectives obtained information that Young was hiding in an apartment building located at 1341 Blackwood Clementon Road, Clementon, N.J.

When detectives arrived, the suspect attempted to flee by exiting through a second floor window but he was subsequently captured inside of the apartment without incident.

Young was lodged in the Cumberland County Jail on $1 million full cash bail.  Authorities stressed that all charges are mere accusations and the suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Broughton was fatally shot in the face at home following an apparent argument over the custody of his child, state police previously said.

Police found Broughton lying on the front lawn of his Main Street home with a gunshot wound to his left eye. He was taken to Inspira Medical Center Vineland, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

State police said Broughton’s girlfriend told investigators he and the mother of his child had sparred at the house that day over child custody rights.

The girlfriend said an unidentified man, who had accompanied Young, shot Broughton and the couple fled the scene.


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