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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: May 8, 2009††††




Two men arrested following homicide, police pursuit


Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and North Brunswick Police Director Kenneth P. McCormick today announced that two men have been arrested and charged following the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man on May 7, 2009.


The defendants, Cadre Williams, (DOB 12/1/77) of Conley, Georgia, and Andre D. Trott, (DOB 7/10/79) of Sandys, Bermuda, are facing charges arising from the death of Shakir S. McCray, (DOB 8/21/77) of Roselle.


Williams and Trott are scheduled to appear for a hearing at 1:30 p.m. today before Superior Court Judge Frederick DeVesa at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.


Williams has been arrested and charged with murder; eluding police; hindering his apprehension for discarding a handgun used to kill Mr. McCray, and resisting arrest.


Additionally, Williams was charged with possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, and possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. He also was charged with attempted theft of a motor vehicle at an auto dealership in Edison and was charged with theft of another vehicle on the car lot.


Trott has been charged with three counts of eluding police in North Brunswick, East Brunswick and Edison, and hindering his apprehension by driving Williams away from the scene of the shooting.


He also was charged with two counts of second degree aggravated assault for injuring two motorists as they drove separate vehicles that were struck by Trottís vehicle in Edison.




A preliminary investigation has determined that Williams shot Mr. McCray shortly before 11:45 a.m. on May 7, 2009 outside an apartment building on Boice Drive in North Brunswick.


Police pursued the two men as they fled the scene and drove north on Route 1. They turned onto Route 18 in East Brunswick before returning to Route 1.


When they stopped their vehicle in Edison, Trott was apprehended, but Williams ran to the auto dealership and drove away in a car. He subsequently abandoned that vehicle and was apprehended.


As is the case with all criminal defendants, Williams and Trott are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Ambrosino, of the North Brunswick Police Department, at (732) 247-0922, extension 420, or Investigator Eleazar Ricardo of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4239.