SOMERSET, NJ - A Somerset man has been charged with first-degree attempted murder for the shooting of an unidentified 23-year-old South Brunswick man on Reler Lane on June 23, authorities said today.
Law enforcement officials executed a search warrant for the home of Christopher Williams, 21, of Reler Lane, in Somerset, on June 28 at approximately 8:15 am, according to police.
Williams was at the home at the time, and taken into custody without incident, according to police.
"On June 23, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting that a shooting had occurred in the area of Buildings 26 and 28 on Reler Lane in Somerset, New Jersey," Somerset County Prosecutor, Michael H. Robertson said in a news release. "The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit, as well as the Franklin Township Police Department Detective Bureau responded to the scene."
Police say an investigation revealed that the male victim, identified as a 23-year old resident of South Brunswick, reportedly approached a vehicle and was shot by the driver after an argument ensued. During the course of the investigation, the shooter was identified as Christopher Williams, police say.
Williams was charged with, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, and fourth-degree possession of a defaced handgun.
Williams will be held at Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Franklin Township Police Chief Richard Grammar request anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information pertaining to this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit by calling Somerset County Communications at (908) 526-2500 or the Franklin Township Police Department or via the STOPit app.
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