SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second suspect connected to a shooting that happened at the Royal Oaks Apartment Complex in Monmouth Junction was arrested today, according to South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka and Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone. Jayvin Almestica, 20, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was arrested in Dover, Delaware last week and extradited to New Jersey yesterday. He will face first degree murder charges, according to the press release.
On July 11th, 2020 South Brunswick police responded to a shooting at the apartment complex, an 18-yea- old from Monmouth Junction was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital to be treated for a gun wound. On July 12th, South Brunswick police arrested Jahmil Alvarez, age 19 from Monmouth Junction, in connection with the shooting. Alvarez was charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault, and weapons charges.
“Gun violence is rare in our community, and I am thankful we have quickly tracked down those responsible,” Police Chief Hayducka said in the press release, “I also want to thank Prosecutor Ciccone and her office for all their assistance.”
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Timothy Hoover of the South Brunswick Police Department at (732) 329-4000 ext. 7443, or Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4060.
The motivations behind the shooting are still unknown. Almestica is currently at the Middlesex County Correctional Center depending on a Detention Hearing, according to the press release.