NEW BRUNSWICK—A second suspect was arrested Friday on charges of fatally shooting a 30-year-old man in the city on Oct. 23, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo announced.
Angel Guadalupe, 29, of Florence, was arrested shortly after 7 a.m. on Nov. 6 at an apartment in Trenton. Bail was set at $2 million after he was charged Oct. 30 with the murder of Anthony Filardi of New Brunswick, authorities said.
Gaudalupe, who was apprehended without incident, also was charged on Oct. 30 with armed robbery, carjacking, unlawful possession of a shotgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to authorities.
The defendant was arrested by members of the Fugitive Unit of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and Trenton police following an intensive investigation by Detective Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Eleazar Ricardo of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, authorities said.
The investigation began after New Brunswick police received a 911 call at 5:07 a.m. on Oct. 23 and found Filardi on the sidewalk on Lee Avenue, midway between Seaman and Handy streets, authorities said.
He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at 6:34 a.m., according to authorities.
The investigation determined that after Filardi was shot, his car was stolen. The vehicle since has been recovered, authorities said.
Police subsequently arrested and charged Michael J. Mercado, 28, of New Brunswick on Oct. 27, authorities said. He is being held in lieu of $2.25 million bail on charges of murder, armed robbery, carjacking, unlawful possession of a shotgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to authorities.
Authorities ask anyone with information about the case to call Detective Martinez at 1-732-745-5200, or Investigator Ricardo at 1-732-745-4239.
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