4 Arrests Made In Shooting Deaths Of Brendan Tevlin, Cheyanne Bond In New Jersey

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Four suspects have been arrested in the unrelated fatal shootings of two New Jersey students.

Brendan Tevlin, 19, and Cheyanne Bond, 17, were both shot dead four days apart in late June in West Orange and Newark, respectively.

On Monday, Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, of Seattle, and Jeremy Villagran, 19, and Eric Williams, 18, both of West Orange, were charged in the murder of Tevlin on June 25 when the teen was inside of his parked Jeep Liberty SUV, reports.

In addition, prosecutors accused the suspects of robbing Tevlin.

Brown was reportedly linked to the case after it was discovered that the weapon used to shoot Tevlin was the same one used to kill two people in Seattle.

Police say Villagran lived in the apartment complex where Tevlin’s body was found inside of his SUV. Brown shot Tevlin through the passenger-side window, hitting him 10 times, The Associated Press reports via The Burlington County Times.

Police described it as a targeted murder, though Tevlin’s family says he didn’t have any enemies and had a reputation of staying out of trouble, the New York Daily News reports.

He recently came back home from completing his first year at the University of Richmond when he was gunned down.

Meanwhile, 31-year-old Andre Fields, of Irvington, was arrested and charged in Bond’s murder on Monday. The 17-year-old was shot dead while walking with a friend in Newark’s South Ward on June 29, days after graduating from Malcolm X Shabazz High School. She was bound for college in September to become a nurse.

According to the AP, Fields is charged with murder, felony murder, conspiracy, weapons offenses and robbing an iPhone. There was a second suspect who is at large.

Sources:, Burlington County Times, New York Daily News