Release* Date: June 25, 2009
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: June 25, 2009
Morgan Brown, (DOB 1/20/88) of
Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County
Assistant Prosecutor Manuel Sameiro, the defendant faces up to 20 years in a
Also scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Nieves on Aug. 20
is Brown’s co-defendant, Shakeira Summers, (DOB 12/2/86) of
will be sentenced to serve up to 10 years after pleading guilty to a count of
attempted murder. Summers also pleaded guilty to an unrelated count of
possessing heroin and intending to distribute it in a school zone in
In addition, the driver of the car used in the drive-by shooting, Scott Belnavis, (DOB 2/17/89) of 64 May St., New Brunswick, is facing a probationary term of up to five years after pleading guilty on March 13, 2008, to a count of hindering his own apprehension by denying his role in the shooting when he initially was questioned by police. No sentencing date has been set.
Brown subsequently gathered Summers and Belnavis, also members of G’Shine, and searched for Booker. Brown, armed with an AK-47 automatic weapon, and Summers, armed with a semi-automatic .380-caliber handgun, opened fire, at 9:13 p.m. and struck Thompson and Booker, who sustained superficial wounds to his leg and knee.
was taken to
Police determined that Brown fired at least seven shots from the AK-47, and Summers fired at least four shots from the handgun.