North Brunswick Man Involved In Shooting Faces Weapons Charges

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NEW BRUNSWICK — A 26-year-old North Brunswick man has been charged with three weapons offenses following a shooting on Sanford Street in New Brunswick, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Sunday.

Akeem Williams was charged on April 6 with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

He also was charged with a count of certain persons not to have weapons. The charge was filed after it was determined that Williams previously was convicted in an unrelated case.

His bail has been set at $150,000.

Williams remained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was taken on April 6 after he was shot and wounded by New Brunswick police officers.

Following the shooting, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office immediately took control of the investigation and notified the state Office of the Attorney General in accordance with guidelines governing the use of force by police.

During a preliminary investigation, New Brunswick police reported that several officers shot and wounded Williams on Sanford Street when he fired a weapon he was carrying.

The investigation remains active and is continuing. Authorities are asking anyone with information that might be relevant to the case to call Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4471, or Investigator Jose Rodriguez of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4505.

The charges against Williams are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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