Arrest made in killing of Rutgers student Shani Patel in Newark

Essex County authorities have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Rutgers University student in Newark last weekend.

Police arrest Marcus Feliz for the shooting death of Rutgers student Shani Patel in Newark.

Police arrest Marcus Feliz for the shooting death of Rutgers student Shani Patel in Newark. (4/13/16)

NEWARK - Essex County authorities have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Rutgers University student in Newark last weekend.

The county prosecutor's office says 25-year-old Marcus Feliz has been charged with murder and other offenses. He's being held on $750,000 bail.

Twenty-one-year-old Shani Patel of Toms River was fatally shot around 10 p.m. Sunday. His 23-year-old roommate also was shot and is in stable condition.

The double shooting occurred inside an off-campus apartment near Rutgers' Newark campus.

Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said Wednesday that Feliz is not affiliated with the university.

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