Middlesex County authorities today a Plainfield man has been charged with the murder.
Officials said, at approximately 7:28 p.m., Saturday, police responded to a residence on Wintergreen Avenue West following the report of a shooting.
Upon their arrival, officers located and performed life-saving measures on Ms.Tayeesha Webb, 35, of Edison who had sustained an apparent gunshot wound.
Police said Webb was later pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation conducted by Detective Ayaz Mamood of the Edison Police Department and Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Shakir Tyler, 42, of Plainfield shot Ms. Webb following an argument outside of the residence.
Police said they arrested Tyler and charged him with first-degree murder and second-degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose upon surrendering to the members of Allentown Police Department in Pennsylvania.
Tyler remains in Pennsylvania pending an extradition hearing.
Upon his return to New Jersey, he will be lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Tyler are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Mamood of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400 or Detective Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3927.