Township Man Shot To Death, Police Seek Public’s Help

A 30-year-old township man was shot to death May 18 in Naaman Williams Park, and authorities are seeking the public’s help in their investigation.

David D. Anderson of Henry Street was found by police at an area hospital, where he was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Anderson later died from the wounds while being treated, according to the release.

Police received a 9-1-1 call about a man being shot several times at the park at about 11 p.m., according to the release. A civilian took Anderson to the hospital, the release said.

The shooting took place during a large gathering at the park, according to the release.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations and Forensics Unit, the Franklin Township Police Department, and the Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office are conducting the investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Anyone with information 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) or online at 888577tips.org or at scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.


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