NEW BRUNSWICK — Three men were charged today with taking part in the fatal shooting of a man who was killed in his home by a stray bullet, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick police director Anthony A. Caputo announced.
Nadrell McMillan, 20, and Quaadir Hagood, 20, both of New Brunswick, and Zaire Franklin Sherman, 20, of Piscataway have been charged with murder and conspiring to commit murder.
They were charged following an intensive investigation by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office into the May 4 death of Richard Chang, 40, of New Brunswick.
Chang was killed in his Birch Court home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from outside of it.
The 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 target.
Members of the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office arrested McMillan and Hagood at their homes today.
Sherman was charged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick, where he was being held on an unrelated weapons offense.
Bail was set at $3 million on each of the defendants, who must post the full amount before they can be released from custody.
The investigation began when police received several calls at 3:18 p.m. on May 4, reporting gunfire in the vicinity of the victim’s townhouse.
Chang was on the second floor of the townhouse when he was killed. No one else was injured.
He 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.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against McMillan, Hagood and Sherman are accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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