Search Continues For Suspect In Carteret Killing

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The prosecutor’s office released this photo of Jorge Borrero, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Carteret teen last week.

CARTERET – Authorities are continuing to search for a man who has been charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old Carteret resident last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced today.

Jorge Borrero, 19, who last was known to be living in Carteret, was charged with the murder of Malcolm Harvey on Feb. 18.

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Borrero last was seen on Feb. 16, the day of the homicide. Police believe he may be armed and dangerous. He is a 5-foot, 10-inch-tall Hispanic male weighing 150 pounds, authorities said.

Police believe that Borrero shot the teenager shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 16 on Pershing Avenue, about 50 yards away from the Carteret library. Harvey walked toward the library before he fell to the sidewalk.

Harvey was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m. on Feb.16 t Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway. An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that the teenager was the victim of a homicide and that he died from a gunshot wound.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the case to call Carteret police Sgt. Raymond Novak at 1-732-541-3814, Carteret police Detective Larissa Lilavois at 1-732-541-3858, or Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Scott Crocco at 1-732-745-4471.


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