NJ man, 24, arrested in shooting death of grocery store owner
NEWARK — Police have arrested a 24-year-old city man in connection with the shooting death Tuesday of a grocery store owner.
Joshua A. Choice was arrested at 1 p.m. Thursday in Bronx, N.Y. by members of the FBI Fugitive Task Force and Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. He is facing murder and weapons charges, according to the prosecutor's office.
Authorities say on Tuesday, 55-year-old Felix Rosario of Newark, the manager of Dalbert Grocery Store on West Runyon Street, was shot and killed just after 9 a.m., while he and his son were opening the family bodega, according to NBC New York. Relatives told NBC New York that two men walked into the store, looked around, then left. They returned a short time later, shot Rosario, then fled the scene, the story states.
Choice was charged with murder, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a handgun, the prosecutor's office said in a statement. Police say he is being transported to Essex County Correctional Facility on $750,000 bail.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office said the investigation is ongoing.
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