July 29, 2020
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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announced today that a second suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting that took place earlier this month in Royal Oaks Apartment Complex.
Jayvin Almestica, 20, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was arrested in Dover, Delaware last week and extradited to New Jersey yesterday. He is charged with first degree attempted murder in connection to the shooting. Almestica will be held at the Middlesex County Corrections Center pending a Detention Hearing.
South Brunswick Police responded to the shooting on July 11, 2020, at approximately 3:59 pm which took place in the vicinity of the Royal Oaks Apartments clubhouse, located at 200 Henderson Road. An 18-year-old Monmouth Junction man was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and treated for gunshot wounds.
Chief Hayducka praised the efforts of the officers and detectives involved with solving the crime. “Gun violence is rare in our community, and I am thankful we have quickly tracked down those responsible,” said Hayducka. He added, “I also want to thank Prosecutor Ciccone and her office for all their assistance.”
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Timothy Hoover of the South Brunswick Police Department at (732) 329-4000 ext. 7443, or Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4060.