NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 35-year-old city woman has been charged with shooting and killing a man while he was driving his car on Monday.
Rhadisha Maurasse has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department.
According to police, authorities responded to the area of Handy Street and Robeson Boulevard at about 4:35 p.m. Monday to find Delfino Aparicio-Lopez, 46, of New Brunswick, had been shot while driving his vehicle.
Aparicio-Lopez was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
An investigation conducted by Detective Brandt Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Maurrasse allegedly shot Aparicio-Lopez as he was driving on Handy Street.
Police said “there does not appear to be further risk to the public” and the investigation revealed Aparicio-Lopez was not the intended target and was a bystander.
Maurrasse was taken to the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.
The investigation is active and continuing.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200 or Detective Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745- 4060.