ISELIN – Police arrested the suspect in a Newark murder in Iselin Tuesday night, Essex County authorities announced yesterday.
Farad Green, 33, of Newark, is accused of killing Latisha Brown, 26, of East Orange last week. Brown was fatally shot late on July 20 at a building on the 100 block of Peshine Avenue, Newark. She was pronounced dead shortly after midnight on July 21.
Police obtained arrest warrants for Green on July 22, and detectives worked throughout the weekend to locate him. Ultimately, Green was arrested without incident in Iselin.
Acting Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio praised the work of the city’s Fugitive Apprehension Team (FAT) and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force along with their partners on the state and federal levels for the quick apprehension of the suspect.
“Shortly after the murder of Ms. Brown, F.A.T. and the Homicide Task Force with help from several state and federal agencies, including the US Marshals and the FBI, launched an investigation near the area where the murder took place,” said DeMaio.
“The investigation was further assisted by information police received anonymously. Working every lead, police finally caught a break when they learned the name of the suspect wanted for this horrific crime. He was tracked down and captured [Tuesday] night. Because of the hard work and dedication of the men and woman of every agency involved in this investigation, we were able to apprehend the suspect responsible for the death of this young woman. I would like to thank each and every one of these officers for their commitment to seeing this crime solved,” DeMaio added.
Green is charged with first degree murder and weapons offenses. Bail was set at $2 million and he was being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility.
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