Edison Man Charged In New Brunswick Shooting

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NEW BRUNSWICK — An Edison man was arrested Tuesday and charged with shooting and wounding a New Brunswick man on Easton Avenue last month, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced.

Darryll Underwood, 19, was charged with attempted murder, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, possession of a handgun without a permit and rioting in the Sept. 22 shooting of the 21-year-old New Brunswick man.

Underwood was arrested at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 and was charged during an intensive investigation by Detective Kenneth Abode and Detective Raymond Quick, both of the New Brunswick Police Department.

The investigation began after police received a 9-1-1 call at 2:38 a.m. on Sept. 22, alerting them to the shooting in front of a restaurant on Easton Avenue in New Brunswick.

Police arrived to find the victim, who was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was treated. Authorities did not release the shooting victim’s name, but noted that he has been released from hospital care.

Underwood remained in custody and was awaiting bail, which had not been set at the time authorities announced the arrest.

Authorities are asking people with information relevant to the investigation to call Abode or Quick. at the New Brunswick Police Department at 1-732-745-5217. In addition, people with information may anonymously contact Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County for cash rewards. The phone number is: 1-800-939-9600. The website is: middlesextips.com. Text messages may be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword “midtip” followed by a message.


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