NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police say a 26-year-old man from Jamesburg was shot in the chest early Friday morning on the southernmost block of Neilsen Street, between Commercial Avenue and Bishop Street.

The shooting was reported at about 3:30 am at 10 Neilsen Street, a townhouse complex located across the street from the Rutgers Public Safety Building, which houses the Rutgers University Police Department.

Police arrested Darnell Ricketts, a 20-year-old city man and charged him with weapons possession.  Two others were charged with marijuana possession, according to a report on

Later that day, a man was killed by a stray bullet about a mile up the road in Fulton Square, a gated community between Remsen and Commercial Avenues.

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