Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Fatal New Jersey Gas Station Shooting

BENSALEM, PA – In a tragic turn of events, a Pennsylvania man has received a 30-year prison sentence for his involvement in a shooting death at a New Jersey gas station nearly three years ago. Tamir Phillips, a resident of Bensalem, was convicted of first-degree murder and weapons charges in the killing of a 14-year-old teenager, Jesse Everett, from Willingboro.

The incident took place in August 2021 when Phillips spotted Everett in a car that had been reported stolen the day before. Allegedly, the car’s owner often permitted Phillips to use the vehicle. As Phillips passed by the gas station, he stopped behind the stolen car and confronted Everett, eventually firing a fatal shot at the teenager, hitting him in the head. Tragically, Everett passed away at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden a few hours later.

Prosecutors in Burlington County have made it clear that Phillips will not be eligible for parole. The jury in Mount Holly deliberated for around eight hours over two days before reaching a guilty verdict on the charges against Phillips. The sentencing was finalized on Friday.

The murder of Jesse Everett has left a deep impact on the community in Willingboro. The senseless act of violence has not only claimed the life of a young teenager but has also caused immense grief and loss for his loved ones. The details of the case shed light on the devastating consequences of gun violence and the importance of seeking justice for the victims and their families. Phillips’ actions have irreversibly altered the lives of those involved and serve as a stark reminder of the need for accountability in the face of such senseless crimes.

As the legal proceedings come to a close with Phillips’ sentencing, the community continues to mourn the loss of Jesse Everett and grapple with the aftermath of this tragic event. The repercussions of this incident will resonate for years to come, underscoring the importance of addressing the root causes of violence and working towards a safer, more just society.