A woman was fatally shot as she drove in Freehold Thursday night, and it’s believed the gunman randomly opened fire at the passing vehicle.
Sciasia Calhoun, 24, was driving with her boyfriend and her 1-year-old child on Route 33 when she was shot at around 11:45 p.m. Neither of them was injured.
Calhoun was pronounced dead about an hour later at CentraState Medical Center.
The suspect is believed to have fired at the passing vehicle, but the victim’s boyfriend was able to give police a description.
After conducting an investigation along Route 33, police located the vehicle in Manalapan and made an arrest Friday morning.
Authorities identified the suspect as 36-year-old Kader Mustafa, who lives in Freehold just blocks from the victim.
“Mustafa was apprehended in Manalapan in the area of Oakland Mills Road at approximately 8:10 a.m. while inside of his vehicle,” Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey said. “Mustafa has been arrested and charged with the following: Murder, attempted murder, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
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