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NBPD Makes Arrests in Franklin and Edison in Connection With Class Place Shooting

Two Suspects Apprehended Tuesday, Search of Homes Leads to Additional Charges
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) has arrested two men they say were involved in a shooting that injured a 17-year-old and a 22-year-old near New Brunswick High School.

The first suspect, 24-year-old male Christopher Smith, was arrested at approximately 4:00 p.m. on March 24 outside of his residence in Franklin Township.

The second suspect was 23-year-old Tywaan Bailey was arrested about two hours later at his home in Edison.

The arrests came a little more than two days after the two victims were injured in the Sunday afternoon shooting in the neighborhood between the high school and the Schwarz-Robeson public housing complex.

According to the NBPD, Smith and Bailey were both charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Police also searched the two suspect’s vehicles as well as their residences, where they say they found large quantities of narcotics such as heroin, prescription pills, PCP, and a handgun.

The NBPD said that Bailey has been charged additionally with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent to distribute.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Harry Lemmerling at 732-745-5217.

Police said that detectives are "[exploring] the relationship between Sunday’s shooting on Class Place and Saturday’s shooting on Mason Avenue."