NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Highland Park man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a New Brunswick man near the Tov Manor Apartments last month.
James Ward, 21, of Highland Park, is facing first-degree attempted murder, first-degree armed robbery and second-degree conspiracy to commit armed robbery charges, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo.
Ward was arrested today in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., with the assistance of the Wilkes Barre Police Department, the Plains, Pa. Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
According to the release, he is "being housed as a fugitive of justice awaiting extradition to New Jersey."
Three other suspects have previously been arrested and charged in connection with the May 17 shooting.
Robert Zucker, 33, of Monmouth Junction, was taken into custody and charged with first degree attempted murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in the second degree on May 20.
The next day, a 17-year-old juvenile was charged with first degree armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in the second degree.
The day after that, Jada Gibbs, 21, of New Brunswick, was charged with first degree armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in the second degree.
The shooting took place in the vicinity of the Tov Manor Apartments, located at 99 Phelps Ave. at about 8:59 p.m.
The New Brunswick Police found the 27-year-old New Brunswick man outside his apartment building.
He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and was treated for a gunshot wound.
The victim's identity has not been released by police.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Victor Delgado of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200, or Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4060.