Sheldon Goldsborough Sentenced In Vineland Shooting

A 44-year-old man from Vineland has been sentenced to 45 years in New Jersey State Prison in connection with a double-fatal shooting, authorities said.

Sheldon Goldsborough

Sheldon Goldsborough

Photo Credit: NJ Department of Corrections

Sheldon M. Goldsborough, Sr., was sentenced for aggravated manslaughter and other charges on Monday, June 3, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.

On March 8, 2015, around 12:20 a.m., Vineland Police Officers were dispatched to the 100  block of West Grape Street for several gunshots fired.

Upon arrival, they found the victim’s vehicle with three occupants inside and one occupant outside. As a result of the gunshots, the officers found Damien Mills dead at the scene, Kevin Peterson who suffered four gunshot wounds, later died at the hospital. A third (female) victim survived a gunshot wound to the leg. A fourth victim (female) did not suffer any injuries.

Officers found a flip phone near shell casings and the victim’s vehicle.

After examining the phone’s contents, a certain phone number led them to a residence in the 200 block of E. Oak Rd., Vineland, wherein Mr. Goldsborough’s co-defendant and co-conspirator, Michael R. Loftin, Jr., was a resident. The flip phone was swabbed for DNA and returned positive, Webb-McRae said.

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