New Jersey shooting: 29-year-old woman killed, another woman injured in Carteret shooting, 19-year-old suspect in custody

CARTERET, New Jersey (WABC) — A 19-year-old Washington state man faces charges for shooting two women in Carteret, killing one of them.

Guarav Gill, of Kent, Washington, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, one count of fourth-degree possession of a large capacity magazine, and one count of attempted first-degree murder degree.

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The shooting occurred in the driveway of a home on Roosevelt Avenue shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

“They were lying in the driveway. They were laying there as if they had injuries to their abdomen and back,” said Josh Lenoff, a local business owner.

Both victims were transported by medical helicopters to trauma centers.

Jasvir Kaur, 29, of Carteret, died in hospital from her injuries.

The second victim, a 20-year-old Carteret woman, remains in critical condition at University Hospitals in Newark.

The shooting led to a manhunt for the suspect, who was eventually located in a residential yard on Post Boulevard, just minutes from the crime scene.

Neighbor Ana Santiago’s Ring video captured the intense moment when heavily armed police came face to face with the suspect. The officers ordered the man to throw himself on the ground.

It all happened in Orlando Suarez’s backyard.

“I just saw him run into the yard,” Suarez said. – He just runs straight into the yard.

Suarez witnessed police make a critical arrest after an hours-long manhunt, but earlier in the day his father, Elias, was met in the driveway by Gill, who, unbeknownst to him, was wanted for a double shooting.

“I knew something was wrong with him. He just didn’t seem like it – he was agitated. He just asked for a glass of water. He looked like he was running through the forest,” said Elias Suarez. “It must have happened about five or ten minutes after he shot someone. Honestly”.

He immediately reported the first encounter to the police, who had already bombarded Carteret with dogs and armored vehicles.

“He comes back a few hours later, runs around our yard, is chased by the police. He then tries to jump over the fence to get out, but they finally catch him,” said Orlando Suarez.

Gill is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center awaiting the results of his detention hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Keith Cassens of the Carteret Police Department at 732-541-3852 or Detective Javier Morillo of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-8843.

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