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UPDATE: Second Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Plainsboro Murder

Plainsboro Township

Middlesex County authorities said a second Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a Township man.

Officials say on October 28, Mr. Devon Melchor, 26, of Upper Darby, Pa. was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree armed robbery and one count of second-degree conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Police said Melchor was taken into police custody by authorities in Florida where he was attempting to board an international flight.

According to police, on October 26, at approximately 3:38 a.m., authorities responded to a residence on Briardale Court following a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers located Sree Aravapalli, 54, of Plainsboro, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Aravapalli was transported from the scene to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detective William Atkinson of the Plainsboro Police Department and Detective Paul Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Aravapalli was fatally shot in his home during an attempted robbery.

The investigation ultimately determined Jekai Reid-John, 27, of Norristown, Pa. and Melchor targeted Aravapalli at a casino in Pennsylvania and followed him home to his Plainsboro residence where the offense occurred.

Melchor remains in Florida pending an extradition hearing.

Upon returning to New Jersey, he will be lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Atkinson of the Plainsboro Police Department at (609)799-2333 or Detective Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745-3330