New Brunswick Man Killed Inside His Own Home By Stray Bullet

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NEW BRUNSWICK — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man who was killed in his home Friday afternoon, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department said.

Richard Chang, 40, was pronounced dead at his Birch Court home at 3:40 p.m. on May 4 after police received several calls at 3:18 p.m. reporting gunfire in the vicinity of the victim’s townhouse.

Police immediately cordoned off the area, questioned neighbors and continued to search for a suspect, but no arrests have been announced.

A preliminary investigation by Detective Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Jeffrey Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that Chang was not the intended victim and apparently was struck by a stray bullet fired from outside his home.

He was on the second floor of the townhouse when he was killed. No one else was injured.

Chang was married and worked as a contractor.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Detective Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department at 1-732-745-5217, or Investigator Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-3373.


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