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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: April 16, 2014
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County Prosecutorís Office
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Third homicide suspect arrested in Ohio
Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today that a third suspect has been arrested in Ohio and is being held on charges of fatally shooting a New Brunswick resident outside his home more than a month ago.
Perez, 19, of
is among three individuals who have been charged with murder and conspiracy to
possess a handgun in the death of Rahim Fuqua, 30, who was shot on
for Perez has been set at $2 million. He remains in custody and is awaiting
arrested and charged in the shooting are Jonathan Rodriguez, 21, of
††††††††† Peguero, who was wounded in the right leg during the
shooting, was apprehended at
was arrested in
three were charged with murder and the weapons offense after an investigation
by Detective Brandt Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department and
was taken to
wounded in the shooting was an innocent bystander, identified as a 34-year-old
city resident. He was treated at
The investigation has determined that Fuqua was the intended target of the shooting, which was not a random act. It also was noted that the house where Fuqua resided has been the scene of prior police investigations.
Fuqua, who was found on his front steps of his home, was armed with a handgun, but it appeared that the weapon had not been fired.
Acting Prosecutor Carey said investigators worked diligently to identify suspects and then trace them. He also thanked the U.S. Marshals Service for its assistance.
investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to
call Detective Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-4217,
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges filed against Perez, Peguero and Rodriguez are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.