Willingboro gas station murder suspect ID'd

Zedrick Johnson

February 18, 2013 10:21:51 AM PST
Authorities have identified a suspect in the murder of a gas station attendant in Willingboro, New Jersey.

Zedrick T. Johnson, 34, with a last known address of 2 Bentley Lane in Willingboro, has been charged in the February 11th killing.

The victim, 46-year-old Bal Krishna Karki, was shot and killed during a robbery at the Lukoil gas station at Route 130 north and Charleston Road.

Johnson is described as a heavyset black male standing 5'9" tall and weighing 265 pounds.

Karki, 46, was an immigrant from Nepal who had been working at the station for five months, the Burlington County Prosecutor's office said.

Co-workers and customers describe the victim as a nice guy, a friendly father of two who sent most of his earnings from the gas station back to his family in Nepal.

He was discovered by a customer who had stopped at the station.

Johnson has also been charged with robbing a Willingboro convenience store on Vansciver Parkway on the morning of February 12th, one day after Karki's killing.

Anyone with information about Johnson's whereabouts is asked to call Willingboro Township Police at (609) 877-2253 or the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit at (609) 265-5059 during work hours or after hours at (609) 267-8300.