SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Shots fired on Old Bridge Turnpike last week outside the Kilamanjaro Bar and Grille have led to the arrest of Bryant King, 26, of Plainfield by the South River Police Department. Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department announced on Monday that the King was arrested and charged in connection with a South River shooting that occurred on October 21.

King was charged with one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree possession of a handgun without a permit.  He was charged following an investigation by Patrolman Bernard Mackiel of the South River Police Department and Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which identified Bryant as one of the shooters involved in a non-fatal shooting near the Kilimanjaro Bar & Grille, located on Old Bridge Turnpike. 

King is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a detention hearing in Superior Court.The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Patrolman Mackiel of the South River Police Department at 732-254-9002 extension 106 or Detective Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3927.