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Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hayes Homicide

Corbin Chase Winnington, Suspect in an active police investigation (Provided by the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office)

HAYES — The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that took place in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 in Hayes.

The Gloucester County Emergency Communications Center received a call at approximately 1:05 a.m. on Jan. 1 about a shooting in the 7800 Block of Guinea Road.

According to police, deputies arrived to find a large gathering of people at a residence. An adult male was found dead at the scene outside the residence due to a gunshot wound. A second adult male was suffering from a gunshot wound but the injury was not life-threatening. He was transferred to Riverside Regional Medical Center for treatment
and later released.

The Criminal Investigations Division responded and began to locate witnesses and physical evidence. The investigation has identified 15-year-old Corbin Chase Winnington of the 8900 Block of Cuba Road as a suspect in the shooting.

Winnington was seen leaving the scene of the crime before police arrived. Petitions and a detention order have been filed against Winnington charging him with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Additional charges will be forthcoming as the investigation continues, police said. Winnington is currently at large and believed to be armed and dangerous.

While the suspect is a minor, the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office believes the danger to the community and the need to safely take Winnington into custody makes releasing information about him necessary.

This case is ongoing, no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with knowledge about this incident or the location of Corbin Chase Winnington is asked to contact the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office at 804-693-3890 or the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP (888-562-5887). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash award if their information leads to an arrest. Callers may reference case number 2023-00001.

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