Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet announced that the homicide investigation surrounding the death of William Roberts, 27, of Bound Brook, is ongoing.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on October 16, 2017, at approximately 6:23 p.m., Bound Brook Police responded to numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired and an individual suffering from a gunshot wound in the area of Church Street and East Second Street.
Responding officers located a male victim, who was later identified as William Roberts, suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso.
EMS transported Roberts where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that detectives from the Bound Brook Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded and are actively conducting the investigation.
Thus far the investigation has revealed that Roberts was shot in the vicinity of Church Street near West Second Street. Detectives have determined that the shooting was an isolated incident and the victim was the intended target.
Limited cooperation from potential eyewitnesses has authorities urging anyone that may have been present and/or observed the incident to contact authorities.
Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor, and Chief Bet request anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100, the Bound Brook Police Department at 732-356-0800, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All Crime Stopper tipsters will remain anonymous.