CARTERET — Authorities are actively searching for a man who has been charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old male in Carteret, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced this weekend.
Jorge Borrero, 19, who last was known to be living in Carteret, was charged on Feb. 18 with murder and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose in the death of Malcolm Harvey, 17, of Pershing Avenue, Carteret.
Borrero last was seen on the day of the homicide. Police are actively searching for the homicide suspect, who they believe may be armed and dangerous. He is a 5-foot, 10-inch-tall Hispanic male weighing 150 pounds.
After an investigation by Sgt. Raymond Novak and Detective Larissa Lilavois, both of the Carteret Police Department, and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office authorities believe that Borrero shot Harvey on Pershing Avenue, about 50 yards away from the Carteret library. The victim walked toward the library before he fell to the sidewalk.
Police were alerted to the shooting by a 911 call that was placed at 5:57 p.m. on Feb. 16. The victim was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m. that evening at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the case to call Sgt. Novak at (732) 541-3814, Detective Lilavois at (732) 541-3858, or Investigator Crocco at (732) 745-4471.
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