NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A North Brunswick man is facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a woman on Friday morning, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Brunswick Police Department.
Christian Cortes, 25, allegedly shot a 38-year-old New Brunswick woman at 10:30 a.m. July 14, according to the announcement. The victim was sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where she remains in critical condition, authorities said.
Police have charged Cortest with one count of first-degree attempted murder, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, according to the release.
Cortes allegedly shot the woman on 7th Street, between Livingston and Joyce Kilmer avenues, not far from New Brunswick Middle School.
A city police spokesperson told TAPinto New Brunswick that the shooting didn’t appear to be random.
Cortes was arrested during an investigation by New Brunswick Police Det. Erica DiMarcello and Det. Craig Marchak of the prosecutor’s office.
Cortes is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.
Anyone with information related to the ongoing investigation should call DiMarcello at 732-745-5200 or Marchak at 732-745-3254.