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Release*††††††† †††††††††Date: January 20, 2013
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*††††††† †††††††††Date: January 20, 2013
Third defendant charged in shooting
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New
Brunswick Police Department, announced today that a
Mohamad Kamara (DOB 6/16/86) of the Somerset section of Franklin Township was charged on January 18, 2013, after he voluntarily went to New Brunswick Police headquarters.
subsequently was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to
commit armed robbery of the 22-year-old
victim remains at
Kamara remains in custody awaiting bail, which has not yet been set.
began an investigation after receiving a call at 5:26 p.m. on January 15, 2013,
and were dispatched to the home on
As police arrived, they saw a man fleeing the scene, and chased and apprehended him about six blocks away.
suspect, Lewis Hooper (DOB 3/15/84) of
Police also arrested and charged Chinikka Lockhart, (DOB 4/3/87) who was apprehended near the scene of the shooting. She has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
Hooper and Lockhart remain in custody.
Charges were filed during an investigation by Detective Kenneth Abode of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Jose Rodriguez of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.
The investigation has determined that the shooting was part of a robbery conspiracy, and was not a random act, but details cannot be disclosed at this time.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Abode of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200, or Investigator Rodriguez of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4505.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Kamara, Hooper and Lockhart are accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.