Police Investigating Shooting Death Of Willingboro Man


A Willingboro man was found shot to death on Hempstead Drive, near the Hempstead Gardens apartment complex, police said.
Photo: Hempstead Gardens.

Township police and county detectives are investigating the shooting death June 30 of a 35-year-old Willingboro man near a Route 27 apartment complex.

Police said Francis Vandy was found lying on Hempstead Drive, near the Hempstead Gardens apartment complex, shortly after 8 p.m., dead of an apparent gunshot wound to his head.

Detectives are attempting to determine a motive for the shooting, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Authorities are also looking for anyone who may have seen the shooting.

An autopsy will be performed at the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause and manner of death, according to the release.

Crime Stoppers of Somerset County is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the person who shot Vandy. Individuals who want to remain annonymous and collect the reward offered by Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. must call the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at (888) 577-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100.

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