Kendall Park Man Wanted in Connection with New Brunswick Shooting

Five men have been charged, three of them arrested in the shooting of Joshua Zhou, 19, of New Brunswick.

Police have arrested an additional two suspects in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old New Brunswick man and are searching for two more, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday.

According to a release from the Prosecutor's Office, police are searching for
Michael Bailey, 21, of New Brunswick and Zaid Joseph, 20, of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick on charges of felony murder for their roles in the fatal shooting of Joshua Zhou, 19, on Sept. 27.

Zhou was shot and killed in a Robinson Street basement on the evening of Sept. 27 in what authorities believed was a targeted robbery attempt. He was shot multiple times in the torso and pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital that same night.

On Oct. 1, police arrested Jeffrey Andre Cook, 19, and on Oct. 2, arrested Larry Pena, 19 in relation to the shooting. Both men were charged with felony murder, and both are of the Somerset section of Franklin, according to the release.

Both men are being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center in North Brunswick, with bail set for Cook at $1 million bail, and bail set for Pena at $2 million. Dawonne Cooper, 22, of Fernwood Court in New Brunswick was arrested on Sept. 28 and charged with felony murder in relation to Zhou's death. He remains jailed at the correctional center on $1 million bail.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Det. Kenneth Abode of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200, or Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4471.

Cash rewards for anonymous crime tips are also available via Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. by calling (800) 939-9600, or by visiting middlesextips.com.


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recardo joseph October 13, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Micheal bailey is the killer please find him
recardo joseph October 13, 2012 at 05:41 AM
My son was at my home when he was at my home he said to me dad all the young men the police have in costody are inocent every body who was in the party knows who the killer is he said to me why should i spend any time in prison for somthing i not involve in the dead guy is my dear friend he came to my home and ask me to take him to the party with another friend he said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time
recardo joseph October 13, 2012 at 06:21 AM
My son is not a killer nor a robber
Dan Wilson October 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Why run then???? Turn himself in.
Rupert P. October 14, 2012 at 02:52 PM
So you must know where he is then.
Mary Long October 18, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I believe is truly unfair to charge all of these young dumb men for felony murder when only one pulled the trigger. Of course charges should be filed but felony murder for all 4 men is ridiculous. Agreed a robbery gone wrong n that should be accounted for each person involved. No one wants to be charged foe something they didn't do.. I'm confused as to why they're all be charged with the same,? Zaid Joseph made a dumb decision but come on he's no ”killer” so I say run amd hide. Someone needs to get these men a good lawyer n get these charges reduced.
Jackie Brownstone October 19, 2012 at 07:43 AM
I agree with Mary long but you have to understand these are all black men the victim was of Asian decent this is a white world they don't want our people to be served fairly these are all kids making dumb decisions the one who pulled the trigger should be prosecuted. As for everyone there should be ATTEMPTED ROBBERY charges no one knew this boy was going to be hurt these kids wanted weed not to kill someone. Casey Anthony got off and there was plenty evidence thee boys deserve to continue thee life
mimi westbrook October 19, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Exactly ” attempted robbery”. I've looked up felony murder basically if you're there at the time of crime (robbery, rape, etc) and a murder happens all that's there gets charged. Felony murder.. So basically if you're with your friends n your not aware of a crime going down n some one gets killed you'll be charged. Yes, we Live in a white world. Casey Anthony got off, Sean Bells killers got off n clearly they're murders. Money brings excellent lawyers, Money brings top notch white lawyers. Possibly a petition needs to be filed, someone needs to fight for them.
mimi westbrook October 19, 2012 at 01:41 PM
The state of NJ offers 30 yrs for felony murder. All defendents must do all 30 before being released. Ridiculous. My question is the actual shootet/killer will he be charged with the same? This truly is a sad story. The deceased is dead, killed over what ever nonsense he was doing in his home. These young men life is over because the system.doesn't give two bleeps about them. I pray something can be done this isn't the way for our youth.
j b October 24, 2012 at 07:47 PM
all tenants in the house were arrested for selling drugs in the past few days--coincidence? i doubt it-i dont care what race you are ,if you surround yourself with drug dealers be prepared for the outcome.
rip chino November 13, 2012 at 05:23 AM
I was cool with ALL men involved, especially the victim. Chino was my boy, no of us had a clue. So none of you possibly can. I pray that all those involved are prosecuted to the FULLEST extent of the law, old homies or not. RIP CHINO. And yes, in Franklin we all hang out with drug dealers, we all smoke weed, does that make us bad people and who deserve violent things to happen to us? You a need to stop thinking in your ancient mind set and accept the facts as the facts. Whether weed was involved or not ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS DIED. And everyone involved should feel it to the fullest ! The end. #E4P #HD #YouAintNevaTakeaTrip #RIP
rip chino November 13, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Assholes, have respect. And stand up for the lives we losin instead of protecting black men who obviously dont deserve it. All men arrested (except Cooke) wasnt doing anything with their lives, they robbed Cheen cause they couldnt make money to put in their own pockets. They acted like animals over money and jealousy. Animals should be caged.
Free Larry Pena December 03, 2012 at 09:01 AM
Free my cousin Larry Pena !
Sarah January 07, 2013 at 10:21 PM
You're kidding me right? These men are monsters that deserve to be in prison for a very long time. An innocent boy died, he didn't even turn 20 years old yet. His family and close friends are still suffering an immense amount of grief and pain from this incident. This violence has to stop, mothers are killed and kids who haven't even seen their 18th birthday. ALL of these comments will only pursue more violence. All the drugs in the house that Josh was shot in had nothing to do with this random attavistic act that was held by a bunch of wanna be gangsters. They were jealous of him, and angry with their own pathetic lives. Stand up for what is right, I understand that these men in custody are part of your family and they mean a lot to you but they are MONSTERS. They do not deserve to be part of society. God bless Chino's soul. You are truly missed, nothing has been the same since the night of September 27.


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