Burlington County man accused of gunning down cousin

Antwian Warthen
Antwian Warthen is accused of fatally shooting his cousin during an argument. Photo credit Burlington County Prosecutor's Office

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man was held in the Burlington County Jail Monday after he was accused of fatally shooting his cousin during an argument.

The violence erupted Friday night inside the Pemberton Township home of Antwian Warthen, 29, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release.

Police responded to a report of a man bleeding.

“Upon arrival, they were informed that Warthen had just transported his cousin, Horace Warthen, 39, of Burlington City, to Capital Health at Deborah - Emergency Services,” the prosecutor’s office said.

The cousin died of gunshot wounds.

Police found Antwian Warthen walking nearby and brought him in for questioning.

He was charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

He was awaiting a detention hearing and it could not learned whether he had retained a lawyer.