Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Of 24-Year-Old New Brunswick Man

NEW BRUNSWICK — A 24-year-old man was killed on a city street, the apparent victim of multiple gunshot wounds, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick police director Anthony A. Caputo announced Tuesday.

Joshua Negron of New Brunswick was pronounced dead at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was taken after he was shot and wounded on Hale Street near the corner of Remsen Avenue.

While on patrol, members of the New Brunswick Police Department heard gunshots at 11:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, and immediately responded to the scene, where they found the victim.

The results of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were not immediately available, but it appears the victim was shot multiple times.

A preliminary investigation by Detective Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Adrian Villegas of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the shooting was not a random act, but occurred when an individual apparently selected his victim from a group of people who had gathered at Hale Street and Remsen Avenue.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday evening, but an investigation is continuing.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Detective Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department at 1-732-745-5217, or Investigator Villegas of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-4428.


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