†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† 25 Kirkpatrick Street, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901 (732) 745-3300


††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: October 7, 2012







Woman fatally shot in New Brunswick


††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today that police are actively investigating a shooting in which a 21-year-old woman was killed and a male acquaintance was wounded.


Jessica Torres, 21, of North Brunswick was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick on October 6, 2012, at 3:01 a.m.


An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office showed she had been shot and that the manner of death was homicide.


A 28-year-old New Brunswick man, described as an acquaintance of the victim, remains at the hospital, where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.


Police began an investigation after a 911 call alerted them to the shooting, which occurred shortly before 2:13 a.m. on October 6, 2012, on Hale Street in New Brunswick.


Police arrived to find the victims had been wounded in gunfire outside the Progressive Masonic Temple.


The woman later was identified as the mother of a 2-year-old son.


The investigation by Detective Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that the shooting was not random.


A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.


No arrests have been made, but the investigation is continuing.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, extension 6028, or Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4018.


In addition, Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering cash rewards for anonymous tips. Anyone with information should call (800) 939-9600, or visit the Middlesex County Crime Stoppers website at middlesextips.com.