Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of theNew Brunswick Police Department announced that a New Brunswick man has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that took place in the area of Phelps Avenue in New Brunswick.
Today, Giovanni Hoyos-Jaimes, 19, of New Brunswick was arrested and charged with first-degree Attempted Murder, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, second-degree Possession of a Handgun for Unlawful Purpose, second-degree Aggravated Assault, first-degree Armed Robbery, and second-degree Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. A female juvenile was also arrested along with Hoyos-Jaimes and charged with Tampering with Evidence and Obstruction.
On December 28, 2020, at approximately 11:37 a.m., New Brunswick police officers responded to the area of the Tov Manor Apartments in response to a non-fatal shooting. Upon their arrival, authorities found a male victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported from the scene to a nearby hospital. Investigators later determined Hoyos-Jaimes was the shooter.
Hoyos-Jaimes is lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a Detention Hearing in Superior Court.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Raymond Quick of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, or Sergeant Julissa Alvarado of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745- 3848.