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Release* † ††††††Date: July 1, 2010
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* † ††††††Date: July 1, 2010
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski today announced that a borough man has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting another borough man and wounding a 17-year-old male.
††††††††† Edward L. Burton (DOB 2/14/89) of
He remained in custody after bail was set at $2 million by Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz, who ruled the defendant must post the full amount before he can be released from custody.
He was arrested following an investigation by Detective Sgt. Raymond Novak and Detective Larissa Berrios, both of the Carteret Police Department, and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.
The investigation began after police were alerted to the shooting by a 911 call at 11:52 a.m. on June 22, 2010.
arrived to find the two victims outside Mr. Mbachuís
17-year-old male, whose identity is being withheld, was treated for a
non-life-threatening gunshot wound and Mr. Mbachu was taken to
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Novak, or Detective Berrios of the Carteret Police Department at (732) 541-4181, or Investigator Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732)745-4471.