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New Brunswick Man Arrested in Pennsylvania After Fatal Shooting of 24-Year-Old

Giver Vasquez Charged With Murder, Stalking, and Weapons Charges in Killing of Alicia Martinez
Giver Vasquez
Giver J. Vasquez MCPO

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In a recent turn of events, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) and the South Brunswick Police Department (SBPD) arrested and charged a 25-year-old New Brunswick resident with the murder of Alicia Martinez-Izaguirr of New Brunswick.

Reports indicated that Giver J. Vasquez was an ex-boyfriend of Martinez, who was shot and killed near as she showed up to her warehouse job in South Brunswick on June 24.

The MCPO and SBPD said Vasquez was tracked to the home of an acquaintance of his in New Hope, Pennsylvania, just across the border from New Jersey.

Vasquez is charged with murder as well as stalking, possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon according to a press release from the MCPO.

SBPD Detective Monica Shearer and MCPO Detective Craig Marchak arrested the Vasquez in New Hope at about 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25.

According to authorities, the investigation showed that Vasquez borrowed a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat from one of his friends, used the vehicle to follow the victim, and fled in the borrowed car, which later was abandoned.

Investigators say Vasquez followed Martinez to the parking lot of a company on Docks Corner Road in South Brunswick, fired his weapon into Martinez's vehicle as she arrived for work at approximately 7 a.m. on Wednesday June 24.

According to the MCPO, Vasquez, a New Brunswick resident who currently is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown, Pa. and his bail will be set at $2 million.

The MCPO also said that he is awaiting extradition, but it was not immediately known when he would be returned to New Jersey.

County Prosecutor Andrew Carey thanked the law enforcement agencies that assisted in the investigation and arrest, including the New Hope Police Department, New Brunswick Police Department, SBPD and members of the MCPO.

Anyone with information on the case, or anyone who may have seen the Volkswagen Passat, is asked to call SBPD Detective Shearer at 732-329-4646, or MCPO Detective Marchak at 732-745-3254.