NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sharif Austin of New Brunswick will be laid to rest Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery in North Brunswick. The man accused of shooting him, Kerron Parker, 19, of Franklin, is facing an additional murder charge.
Parker has been charged with the murder of Monserret Noyola-Narvaez, 20, of Franklin, according to a press release from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor on Wednesday.
According to police, Parker, who is being held in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick pending a detention hearing, shot Noyola-Narvaez in her car.
The Franklin Police Department received a 911 call reporting shots fired at about 7:20 p.m. Oct. 22. The report also mentioned that a motor vehicle was stopped on Phillips Road near Matilda Avenue in the Somerset section of the township.
Police found Noyola-Narvaez found her behind the wheel of her car with gunshot wounds. Police removed her and, with the assistance of medical personnel, began emergency lifesaving measures. She was transported to an area trauma center and initially listed in critical condition.
Noyola-Narvaez died two days later.
Parker was charged last week in the shooting death of Austin.
Parker is accused of shooting Austin just before midnight on Dec. 22 on the corner of Lee Avenue and Handy Street. Austin was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he died at 12:20 a.m. on Christmas Eve.
More than $2,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe page to benefit Austin's 7-month-old daughter.
According to the page, Austin was an aspiring rapper who "loved being a father and did everything in his power to ensure that his daughter would have a great life."
According to Austin's obituary, there will be a wake at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset section of Franklin, followed by a service at 11 a.m.
The burial will be at 1 p.m.
According to a GoFundMe page set up to help pay for her funeral expenses, Noyola-Narvaez was a nursing student at Raritan Valley Community College. More than $8,000 has been raised by Wednesday.
She had been shot in a case of mistaken identity, according to the page.