Brother charged in Piscataway man’s murder

Henry Stevenson (Source: Facebook)

A Piscataway township man was arrested today and charged with fatally shooting his brother last week.

Jahneel Stevenson of Piscataway was charged with murder, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the shooting of Henry Stevenson Jr., 24, of Piscataway.

The defendant was charged during an intensive investigation by Detective Kyle Weaver of the Piscataway Police Department, and Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police responded to the shooting in the area of West Third Street and Poplar Place at approximately 7 p.m. on June 16, 2017.

Upon arrival, police found the victim on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he later was pronounced dead.

The investigation is active and is continuing, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Weaver of the Piscataway Police Department at (732) 562-1100, or Detective Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3263.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Stevenson are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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