FRANKLIN (Somerset County), NJ - A New Brunswick man who was facing charges related to the shooting death of a Franklin man in a park is facing additional charges, according to a press release from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor.
Police say Najee K. Croom aka “Na Murder”, 27, of New Brunswick shot David D. Anderson, 30, of Franklin, multiple times at the park during a large gathering of people May 18. Police say Anderson was taken to an area hospital by a civilian and died of his injuries while undergoing treatment.
Croom is also facing charges of aggravated assault after an investigation by Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Franklin Township Police Department Detective Bureau revealed that an hour before the shooting incident, he allegedly used a handgun to strike a woman in the face in Franklin Township.
According to police, the alleged assault with the handgun resulted in bleeding and bruising on the woman, whom authorities are not identifying.
Croom has also been charged with second degree aggravated assault, second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and third degree aggravated assault. He remains in the Middlesex County Corrections Center on both Middlesex and Somerset county charges.
Robertson and Fodor request anyone with information relating to the shooting incident 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.