North Brunswick Man Charged With Franklin Township Shooting

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor announced the arrest of Kasin A. Coffey, 31, Driscoll Court, North Brunswick.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Monday, November 4, at approximately 9:22 a.m., Franklin Township Police Officers while on patrol in the area of the 700 block of Somerset Street were notified of a shooting which had occurred nearby.

Officers were able to confirm the shooting and were subsequently notified of a male shooting victim receiving treatment for a single gunshot wound at an area hospital.

Detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to conduct the investigation.

The investigation revealed that a 25 year old New Brunswick resident was shot once while in the area of Somerset Street.

The victim self-transported himself to an area hospital for emergency treatment. The injury sustained was considered to be non-life threatening, the victim was treated and subsequently released.

Detectives assigned to the investigation were successful in identifying defendant Kasin A. Coffey as the individual responsible for the shooting. Detectives made contact with defendant Coffey who agreed to surrender to authorities.

Officials say on Friday, November 8, at approximately 12:20 p.m. defendant Coffey turned himself in at the Franklin Township Police Department where he was taken into custody without incident.

Defendant Coffey was charged with second degree Aggravated Assault and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Officials say Coffey was transported and lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.