Somerset County officials announced that Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $2,500.00 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the homicide of Denny Sanchez, age 34, from Franklin Park.
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated that on Monday, November 2, at approximately 8:41 p.m., Franklin Township Police responded to numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting victim inside of a Barbershop located on Hamilton Street, Somerset section of Franklin Township.
According to officials, responding officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound inside of the establishment. Franklin Township Police Officers immediately began to administer lifesaving measures along with responding emergency medical personnel.
The victim identified as Denny Sanchez was transported to an area trauma center where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.
Prosecutor Robertson stated detectives from the Franklin Township Police Department, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to conduct the investigation.
The death has been ruled a homicide by the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
A preliminary investigation into the shooting indicates that it was an isolated incident. No motive has been released by investigators assigned to the investigation.
Prosecutor Robertson requests that anyone with information relating to this homicide to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.