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North Brunswick Man Charged In Township Shooting

Kassin Coffey

A 31-year-old North Brunswick man has been arrested in connection with a Nov. 4 shooting on Somerset Street.

Kasin A. Coffey was charged on Nov. 8 with 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault and 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the shooting, which left a 25-year-old New Brunswick man with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a Nov. 12 press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

The unidentified victim took himself to an area hospital, where he was treated and released, according to the release.

Township police on patrol along Somerset Street at around 9:22 a.m. Nov. 4 were told that a shooting had just occurred, according to the release.

Police confirmed the shooting and determined that the man took himself to an area hospital.

Detectives identified Coffey as the shooting suspect, and made arrangements with him to surrender himself at Franklin Township Police headquarters on Nov. 8, which he did at about 12:20 p.m., according to the release.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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