NBPD Seeking Suspect From North Brunswick in Recent Shootings

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) announced additional charges against new suspects in an investigation into shootings during the weekend of March 21-22, including two more arrests and three persons who are wanted.

The investigation led police to search several vehicles and residences, according to a police press release.  The result was new charges, in some cases for guns and others for narcotics offenses.

The NBPD apprehended another suspect, 27-year-old Maliek Riley, at his Franklin Township residence at approximately 6:00 p.m. that same day.

Riley was charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Riley is the third person to be arrested on attempted murder charges in connection with a series of at least two shootings that took place on opposite ends of the city.

NBPD had previously announced the arrests of Christopher Smith of Franklin and Tywaan Bailey of Edison.

The investigation also led authorities to search a vehicle that police believe to be owned by Keon Wade, a 21-year-old man from North Brunswick.

The NBPD said that Wade is currently a suspect in the case, and that they found two handguns, a 9mm assault firearm, and a significant amount of heroin in Wade’s vehicle.

Wade has been charged with 2 counts of possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, 2 counts  of unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a defaced firearm, and possession of an assault firearm.

Wade has not been apprehended and is currently wanted by the New Brunswick Police.

Three more suspects, including one who turned himself in already, have been charged with drug offenses. 

Nakia Bailey, a 27-year-old man from Edison, is currently wanted for possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

Xavier Bailey, a 25-year-old man from Edison, is currently wanted for first-degree possession of PCP and first-degree possession with the intent to distribute PCP.

Another man from Edison, 23-year-old Kason Walters, was arrested when he turned himself in at New Brunswick Police Headquarters March 26.  He had also been charged with first-degree possession of PCP and first-degree possession with the intent to distribute PCP.

New Brunswick Police are asking anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Keon Wade, Nakia Bailey or Xavier Bailey to contact the New Brunswick Police Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217 or New Brunswick Police Communications at 732-745-5200.