SOMERSET, NJ - A 19-year-old local man is charged with the murder of a woman who police say was shot in a possible case of mistaken identity.
Police arrested Kerron Parker, 19, of Franklin Township, for the shooting death of Monserret Noyola-Narvaez, 20, of Franklin Township, according to a statement from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Police investigated the shooting for a little more than two months, according to Robertson.
"As a result of this investigation, numerous interviews were conducted," Roberston said in his statement. "Preliminary investigation yielded a possible motive of mistaken identity for the shooting which is still under investigation."
Parker is charged with 1st degree murder and is currently being held at the Middlesex County Jail until his hearing.
Noyola-Narvaez was shot while sitting in her car on October 22, 2019 and she later died from her gunshot wounds on October 24, 2019 according to police.
"She was a girl who always dreamed of helping and saving lives, that's why she was studying to be a nurse," Claudia Noyola told TAPinto in late October. "Our family decided to donate her organs to a non-profit organization and that way, she made her dreams come true and saved six lives."
Noyola-Narvaez’ organs were donated to the NJ Sharing Network by her family following her death, according to Robertson. An autopsy conducted on, October 28, 2019, by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause of death to be gunshot wound and deemed a homicide, according to Robertson.
Robertson request anyone with information relating to this homicide to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.