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North Brunswick Man Arrested in Georgia, Charged with Murder

By rlsmetro on
North Brunswick Township

Middlesex County officials announced today that a North Brunswick man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Nathaniel Edwards, Jr., 23, of East Brunswick.

According to county officials, on January 9, at approximately 10:18 a.m., authorities responded to the area of Remsen Avenue and Seaman Street following the report of a shooting. 

Officials said that upon their arrival, officers located Edwards, who sustained a gunshot wound. Edwards was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later perished.

An investigation by Detective Brandt Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified Malik Stringer, 23, of North Brunswick as the shooter.

According to the investigation on January 24, Stringer was arrested without incident in Atlanta, Ga., by members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Stringer has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun.

Stringer remains in Georgia pending an extradition hearing. 

Upon his return to New Jersey, he will be lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Gregus at (732)745-5200 or Detective Tighe at (732)745-4335.