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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: November 2, 2009




Plainfield man charged in fatal shooting outside bowling alley



††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a Plainfield man will be in court today to face charges of fatally shooting a Rahway man.


Tywan Cobb (DOB 12/26/79) of Plainfield is scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge James Mulvihill at 1:30 p.m. at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.


Cobb was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following the death of Quadeer Hall, 26, of Rahway.


An investigation by Detective Shawn Rapach of the Piscataway Police Department and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Hall was shot November 1, 2009, outside Stelton Lanes, a bowling alley on Stelton Road in Piscataway.


After being shot, unidentified bystanders brought the victim into the bowling alley and administered first aid.


Police arrived after a number of 911 calls were made at 12:45 a.m.


The victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m.


An autopsy performed on November 1, 2009, by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined Mr. Hall died from multiple gunshot wounds.


Following the shooting, police arrested and charged Cobb, who remains in custody. Bail is expected to be set at the court hearing today.


The investigation by Piscataway police and the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rapach at (732) 562-1100, or Investigator Crocco at (732) 745-4471.


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