Officials: 2 Suspects Arrested In Robbery, Murder Of Newark Grocery Store Owner

NEWARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) — Authorities say two suspects have been arrested in the armed robbery and murder of a grocery store owner in Newark.

Police arrested 18-year-old Isiah Adams and a 16-year-old on Monday in connection with the shooting death of 37-year-old Miguel Torres.

On Jan. 17, authorities say the two walked into the JNC mini mart on 14th Street in Newark and shot Torres several times as he handed over cash during the robbery. Torres later died at the hospital.

“The reckless behavior and disregard of human life demonstrated by these criminals will not be tolerated in the City of Newark,” Police Director Samuel DeMaio said in a statement.

“He was a respectable guy. Really generous, really kind,” said neighbor Rahkeem Zarif.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said surveillance video and the public helped police identify and catch the suspects.

“In addition to the extraordinary work done by law enforcement, we want to thank members of the public for coming forward and assisting in this investigation,” Murray said in a statement.

Officials say the teen is also charged in a second, unrelated murder and robbery of 36-year-old Wilfredo Campos, who died Jan. 3 after being shot on Dec. 28, 2011.

  • Bullett

    What I love about the justice system here is that the 18 year old will go to trial first. By the time the 16 year old goes to trial, he will be 18 with charges upgraded from teen to adult as murder accomplish. My first post had them as one male, one female. either way, one or both will have to man up an become someone’s bitch in jail. Gotta love the system of justice. It doesn’t bring back Mr. Torres, but its payback.

  • jkhjkhjkhhj

    more bruthas goin ta prison, a rare occurrence

  • cluxx clamsman

    Nice dreads Isiah Bubba @ friends can use them to hold your head back while they ride you deep @ hard dirtbag.

  • Charles F. Bolden, Jr

    Post pictures of Charles F. Bolden, Jr. everywhere. He was appointed by Obama himself to be the new NASA Administrator. Thse kids should be looking up to Mr. Bolden, as a shining exemplar.

  • Carnivores

    Why are we stuffing Afrikkans with more MEAT??!! If anything, these KILLER CARNIVORES need to eat more GREENS. It’s not rocket science you know.

  • Planet of the Apes

    The U.S. of Somalia…soon to be…looting and rioting in the streets, gang rapes.

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