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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: February 8, 2014

 

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Carteret man charged with fatally shooting teenager

 

††††††††† Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Pieczyski of the Carteret Police Department announced today that a borough man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 17-year-old male who died after he was shot on a borough street.

 

††††††††† Antwon T. Smith (DOB 9/10/85) was arrested on February 7, 2014 and was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following the death of Robert ďRockyĒ Bailey, 17, of Elizabeth.

 

The teenager was pronounced dead on February 7, 2014 at 12:43 p.m. at University Hospital in Newark, where he was taken after he was shot outside an apartment complex in Carteret on February 6, 2014.

 

The defendant, who was arrested while walking on Charles Street in Carteret, is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick in lieu of $1 million bail, which was set in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto.

 

An investigation by Detective Keith Cassens of the Carteret Police Department and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Smith shot the teenager outside the River Run apartment complex in Carteret on February 6, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. and fled.

 

The results of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office were not immediately available, but the preliminary investigation showed that the victim had been shot.

 

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Cassens of the Carteret Police Department at (732) 541-3864, or Investigator Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4471.

 

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