By Luke Nozicka| firstname.lastname@example.org|
NEW BRUNSWICK — A 26-year-old man charged in the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man in August was arrested Monday in Philadelphia, authorities said.
Michael Martin, who officials said goes by the nickname “Maniac,” was arrested by the FBI and Philadelphia police in the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Hakim Williams, who was found dead Aug. 18 inside his car in the 100 block of Fulton Street. He had been shot multiple times, the prosecutor’s office said.
Martin, of Newark, was held in Pennsylvania and awaits extradition to New Jersey, authorities said.
Another man charged in the homicide, Rayshawn Riddick, 31, also of Newark, was arrested in September after police received a tip about him.
Martin and Riddick were charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and New Brunswick police Director Anthony A. Caputo said in a statement.
A resident reported hearing gunshots at about 11 p.m. that day, authorities said. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene about three minutes later.