Unsolved: Who Killed a 17-year-old Bridgeton, NJ, Man in October 2011?
Ten years ago this week, a 17-year-old Bridgeton man was shot and killed in Millville and police are still searching for who pulled the trigger.
Tyler Bassett died on October 10, 2011, after suffering gunshot wounds the night before while on the 700 block of Buck Street in Millville.
Shortly after the shooting, NJ.com reported,
A fight that started with just a few females grew into a brawl between about 60 people on Buck Street ... prior to the shooting. Police broke it up. Small crowds of people were left and began to disperse. An hour later, a white van pulled onto the street, the people in the van couldn’t be identified, but there were guns. As the van drove through, an unknown gunmen opened fire on Buck Street at 9:33 p.m.
Bullets that were fired from that van hit Bassett, who, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, was taken to Cooper Hospital in Camden where he later died.
In an interview with NJ.com, Troy Milbourne, Bassett's stepfather, said he had been out of school due to past criminal activity but had just returned, determined to turn his life around.
Anyone who may remember anything about the night of that shooting is urged to visit the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office website to submit a tip.