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UPDATE: Three Arrested Following Shooting Incident on Rutgers University Campus

New Brunswick

By: Richard L. Smith 

Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone reported the arrest of three men in connection to a shooting that took place on April 5, on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, NJ.

The incident, which occurred in the early hours around 2:00 A.M. at 66 Easton Avenue, resulted in two victims, a male and a female, being hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Authorities were quick to respond to the scene following reports of the shooting.

The male victim has since been released from Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, while the female victim continues to receive medical care for her injuries.


Detective Sean Freeman of the New Brunswick Police Department led the investigation, revealing that the female victim was hit by gunfire from a vehicle.

Walter Rodriguez-Cardenas, a 20-year-old resident of Plainfield, was apprehended on April 6 without any complications and faces charges including third-degree Armed Riot and third-degree Hindering the Apprehension of Another, for allegedly aiding the shooter to flee the scene.

The primary suspect identified as Christian Farmer, 22, from New Brunswick, along with Ryan Nasi, 22, from Hillsborough, were both arrested in Somerville also on April 6, without incident.

Farmer has been charged with several serious offenses, including second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, second-degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, two counts of first-degree Attempted Murder, and one count of second-degree Aggravated Assault.

Nasi faces charges related to third-degree Armed Riot.

The search continues for a fourth individual believed to be involved in the shooting, who remains at large as of this report.

Prosecutor Ciccone extended her gratitude to Chief Sabo of the New Brunswick Police Department, Detective Freeman, and the entire Major Crimes Unit for their swift and effective response to the incident.