NBPD Recovers Handgun After Off-Duty Cop Pursues Vehicle Into North Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–New Brunswick police are still investigating a case that started with unidentified city officers pursuing a vehicle into North Brunswick on April 24. 

According to New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) Captain JT Miller, at approximately 6:47pm, NBPD officers "apprehended two individuals after a brief vehicle pursuit into North Brunswick."

"A handgun was recovered from the vehicle," said Miller who failed to identify the precise charges against the two suspects in the case.

Sabir Luster, a 24 year-old man from Franklin Park, was charged with "multiple weapons and motor vehicle offenses," according to Miller.

Ramek Carmen, a 19-year-old man also from Franklin Park was charged "with weapons offenses," said Miller.

"This investigation is ongoing. Any more details of the investigation will not be released at this time."

As recently as May 3, Miller maintained that the investigation was ongoing in his explanation for why he will not say what crimes the two Franklin Park men have been charged with.

"This investigation is ongoing and the release of any more details, at this time, could adversely affect the investigation. Any more details of this investigation will not be released at this time," said Miller.

The incident was first reported by Patch.com's Carly Baldwin, who reported that the gun was recovered near Babbage Park in North Brunswick.

The journalist wrote that "an off-duty New Brunswick police officer saw the car enter a dead end street, and the occupants took off on foot."

"The off-duty officer was able to stay with and apprehend one of the occupants, and responding officers from North Brunswick and New Brunswick were able to locate and capture the second suspect within the area of Babbage Park."

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