Authorities recently captured a second suspect in the violent murder of a Rutgers-Newark student last year.
The victim, a 21-year-old Toms River man, was a student at Rutgers-Newark University and lived in an apartment located off campus on Central Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
On April 10, 2016, two men allegedly entered the residence and tried to rob the victim. During the robbery, the victim sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
The victim’s roommate, a 23-year-old man, also sustained gunshot wounds during the shooting.
Newark NJ police investigated the homicide and identified the two suspects. Police captured one of the suspects, a 25-year-old Newark man, just a few days after the violent incident. However, the second suspect allegedly left the country and hid out in the Dominican Republic.
Now the suspect is in police custody after US Marshals tracked him down. He will likely be extradited back to the US to face criminal charges in Essex County Superior Court.
The two suspects have been charged with multiple crimes, including felony murder, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Second Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Rutgers-Newark Student Arrested.”