FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - A 31-year-old North Brunswick man has surrendered to police in connection with the early morning shooting of a 25-year-old resident of Franklin Township on Nov. 4th, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Kasin A. Coffey, a resident of Driscoll Court in North Brunswick, has been charged with second degree Aggravated Assault and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He is being lodged at the Somerset County Jail in Somerville pending a detention hearing.
Robertson provided the following account:
Franklin Township Police on patrol in the 700 block of Somerset Street were notified of the 9:22 a.m. shooting which they confirmed, but the victim had already driven himself to a nearby hospital where he was being treated for a single, non life-threatening gunshot wound. He was released from the hospital that day.
Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit were called in, and their investigation focused on Coffey as the individual responsible for the shooting.
Detectives contacted the suspect who agreed to surrender to authorities. He turned himself in at Franklin Police headquarters on Friday, Nov. 8 at 12:20 p.m.
Robertson asks that anyone with information relating to this shooting 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