Federal authorities nabbed a man who allegedly committed a homicide on a street in Newark, New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly committed the murder a short time after 9:00 a.m. on October 18, 2016. According to law enforcement, the suspect entered Dalbert Grocery Store on West Runyon Street in Newark and walked toward the store manager. The suspect then allegedly took out a firearm and used it to shoot the victim.
Afterwards, the suspect reportedly ran out of the store and tried to flee the area on foot.
Someone dialed 911 to alert the Newark Police Department, which dispatched police officers and emergency crews to the scene. However, the victim was later pronounced dead. He was 55 years of age at the time of his death.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a joint investigation into the fatal shooting and quickly determined the suspect’s identity. Agents with the FBI Fugitive Task Force later found the suspect in the Bronx, New York and arrested him.
It is unclear at this time if the homicide was connected to a robbery attempt or if there was another motive for the shooting.
The suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including first degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. If he is ultimately convicted of first degree murder, he would face life imprisonment in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark on a $750K bail amount.
For additional information about this case, see the New Jersey News 12 article, “Police Arrest Joshua Choice in Murder of Newark Bodega Manager Felix Rosario.”