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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: November 15, 2012

 

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Three men charged in stray bullet homicide

 

††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced that three men were charged today with taking part in the fatal shooting of a man who was killed in his home by a stray bullet.

 

The three were charged following an intensive investigation by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, which worked tirelessly to find the suspects responsible for the death on May 4, 2012, of Richard Chang, 40, of 412 Birch Court in New Brunswick.

 

Mr. Chang was killed in his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from outside his home.

 

An investigation by Detective Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Jeffrey Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Mr. Chang was not the intended target.

 

The investigation resulted today in the filing of charges against three individuals, each of whom was charged with murder and conspiring to commit murder.

 

They are: Nadrell McMillan (DOB 2/19/92) and Quaadir Hagood, (DOB 11/29/91) both of New Brunswick, and Zaire Franklin Sherman (DOB 9/22/92) of Piscataway.

 

Members of the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office arrested McMillan and Hagood at their homes today.

 

Sherman was charged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick, where he was being held on an unrelated weapons offense.

 

Bail was set at $3 million on each of the defendants, who must post the full amount before they can be released from custody.

 

The investigation began when police received several calls at 3:18 p.m. on May 4, 2012, reporting gunfire in the vicinity of the victimís townhouse.

 

Mr. Chang was on the second floor of the townhouse when he was killed. No one else was injured.

 

He was married and worked as a contractor.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, or Investigator Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3373.

 

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against McMillan, Hagood and Sherman are accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.