Suspect Charged In Rahway Man’s Shooting

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NEW BRUNSWICK – On Monday, a Plainfield man was arraigned on charges in Sunday’s fatal shooing of a Rahway man outside a Piscataway bowling alley.

Tywan Cobb, 29, appeared before Superior Court Judge James Mulvihill at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick on charges of murder, and related weapons offenses. His attorney, Assistant Deputy Public Defender Vernon Estreicher, said Cobb will plead not guilty to all the charges.

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Cobb is accused of fatally shooting Quadeer Hall, 26, on Sunday outside Stelton Lanes, a bowling alley on Stelton Road in Piscataway, according to authorities. Unidentified bystanders brought Hall into the bowling alley and administered first aid, and police arrived after a number of 911 calls were made at 12:45 a.m. Hall was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m., authorities said.

An autopsy performed on Nov. 1 by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Hall died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Nicholas Sewitch did not say what preceded the shooting, which is still under investigation. He did say that Cobb and Quadeer were acquaintances.

Cobb had been sentenced to state prison in April 2005 for weapons charges, according to records from the state Department of Corrections. He was released on parole in April 2008, but was arrested again on a warrant in June 2008 and was placed in a halfway house until completing the sentence on Dec. 24, 2008, according to records.

Cobb is being held on $2 million bail at the Middlesex County Jail in North Brunswick.


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