Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced the arrest of Thadius Wyatt Oswald, 19, of Paulsboro, for the shooting death of 32-year-old Misael Ruiz Garcia of Woodbury.
According to authorities, on August 11th, at approximately 11:33 pm, Woodbury City Police officers were dispatched to 53B E. Centre Street, Woodbury, for a reported shooting.
Upon arrival, responding officers discovered Garcia’s body outside his residence.
An autopsy performed by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin on Aug. 12th concluded that Mr. Garcia’s death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was determined to be homicide.
Officers of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshal’s Service New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force took Oswald into custody without incident in Gloucester City.
Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office charged Oswald, a 19-year-old factory worker, with first-degree murder; first-degree robbery; second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon; third-degree theft; and third-degree burglary.
Officials say he is being held in Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office believes there are additional witnesses who may provide crucial information in this investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. John Petroski of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-498-6238 or Det. Alex Phillips Woodbury City Police Department at 609-352-3919.
Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.