By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
VINELAND, N.J. — Three Cumberland County residents have been charged in connection with the July 4 drive-by shooting that killed Jasayde Holder, a 10-year-old girl from Vineland.
Xavier Bogan, William Harris, and Karonjah Witt have all been charged with several crimes related to the shooting that killed Holder and another shooting they allegedly were involved in earlier that evening. Harris, a 28-year-old Vineland resident, has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree aggravated manslaughter, and third-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Bogan, 20, and Witt, also 28, were charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and third-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Bogan is from Upper Deerfield Township, and Witt is also a Vineland native.
All three individuals were charged with gun possession crimes, as well. The authorities tracked down the suspects with surveillance camera footage of Bogan’s car. Last Wednesday, police located Bogan and his car, and he gave law enforcement an on-the-record statement incriminating himself and the other two suspects who were arrested.
New Jersey’s prosecutor’s office said it will seek pre-trial detention for all three suspects. They’re currently being held at the Cumberland County Jail prior to their detention hearings, which will take place throughout this week. Harris and Witt’s hearings will take place Tuesday, and Bogan is expected to appear in court on Friday.
Jasayde Holder’s funeral was held on July 10. According to her obituary, she enjoyed riding her bike, playing in her grandmother’s garden, and swinging on the swing her grandfather built. Holder’s family asked community members to honor her memory by wearing green, which was her favorite color, and to make donations to the following anti-gun violence organizations in her name:
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