Arrest in Carteret, shooting death of a man from New Jersey
CARTERET — A 29-year-old borough man has been charged with murder stemming from the fatal shooting of another borough man on Wednesday afternoon.
Yhakeem Kornegay turned himself in to police on Sunday, Middlesex County District Attorney Yolanda Ciccone said Monday.
Malik Pandy, 27, was shot outside a house along Lincoln Avenue, Ciccone previously confirmed.
A second man was shot in the same incident and rushed to a local hospital. His identity has not been released, but he was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, authorities said.
In addition to first degree murder, Kornegay has also been charged with attempted first degree murder, second degree aggravated assault, second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a second degree weapon.
Video of the apparent shooting shows a gunman shooting at a parked vehicle, before fleeing, as shared on Facebook by a News 12 New Jersey reporter.
The midday shooting had prompted a brief precautionary lockdown at Nathan Hale Elementary School, which is nearby at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Hayward Avenue.
Anyone with information or other surveillance footage from the area has been asked to call Detective Anthony Ramos of the Carteret Police Department at 732-541-4181 or Detective Ryan Tighe of the County District Attorney’s Office. Middlesex at 732-745-4335.
Kornegay was being held at Middlesex County Jail, pending a detention hearing.
Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at email@example.com
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