Prosecutor: 4th person charged in New Brunswick shooting that injured 2 Rutgers students

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office says that Sayyid Acosta, 21, turned himself into New Brunswick police on April 10.

Matt Trapani

Apr 12, 2024, 8:31 PM

Updated 43 days ago

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A fourth person has been arrested and charged in connection to a shooting near the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick that left two students injured.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office says that Sayyid Acosta, 21, turned himself into New Brunswick police on April 10. He was charged with third-degree armed riot.
The shooting took place on April 5 around 2 a.m. at 66 Easton Ave. Police found one man and one woman with gunshot wounds. The man has since been released from the hospital. Officials say the woman is still being treated for her injuries.
Three people have already been charged in relation to the crime. Police say 22-year-old Christian Farmer is the suspected shooter. Also facing charges are 22-year-old Ryan Nasi and 20-year-old Walter Rodriguez-Cardenas.
Anyone who might have additional information about the shooting is urged to call Detective Freeman of the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200.


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