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Perth Amboy Man Charged with Fatally Shooting His Sister

By rlsmetro on
Perth Amboy

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Roman McKeon of the Perth Amboy Police Department said a city man has been charged with fatally shooting his sister.

Arun Aftab, 34, of Perth Amboy was charged with murder, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the shooting of Urooj Aftab, 32, of Perth Amboy.

A complaint warrant was signed for Arun Aftab on October 30, 2017 and he was apprehended by the Canadian Border Patrol as he was trying to enter Canada with a handgun.

Arun Aftab is currently being held in Canada, and is expected to be returned to the United States.

Police were alerted by a family friend at approximately 12:10 a.m. to check on the well-being of the sister at their residence early this morning. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:49 a.m.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Frank Cristiano of the Perth Amboy Police Department at (732) 324-3837, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4436.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Aftab are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.