SAYREVILLE, NJ–Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced on June 13 that a 20-year-old man had been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his father three days earlier.
Vishal Shah, age 20, also faces charges of unlawful possession of the weapon, and hindering his own apprehension by "hiding the gun that was used," according to Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) statement.
New Brunswick Today obtained the MCPO press release despite an ongoing media blackout that has resulted in all of our reporters being removed from the list of email addresses that receive official statements.
According to the release, the shooting took place inside the home, likely an apartment inside the Brooklawn Gardens complex, on Lakeview Drive in the Parlin section of the borough.
The victim was Pradipkum Shah, age 53, who was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on June 11 at 6:25 a.m, about 21 hours after the shooting.
Vishal Shah is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick. His bail has been set at $1 million bail.
The young man was charged after an investigation determined he "shot his father once in their home," at about 9:43 a.m. on June 10, "and then hid the weapon, a .25-caliber handgun."
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Amy Noble of the Sayreville Police Department at (732) 727-4444.
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