PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Bail was set at $750,000 for an alleged gang member accused of fatally shooting a New Jersey cab driver during a botched robbery.
Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said Sunday that 19-year-old Wallace Parrish of Plainfield faces murder and weapons offenses.READ MORE: WATCH: Mayor Eric Adams Holds Roundtable On Gun Violence
Parrish was charged in the death of 44-year-old Isidro Leonardo, a married father of two young sons. Leonardo was shot in the head early Tuesday when he stopped in Plainfield to pick up a passenger for a prearranged trip.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Fatally Shot, Officer Wilbert Mora Critically Injured Responding To Harlem Domestic Dispute
Parrish, who Romankow said is a member of the “Sex, Money, Murder” sect of the Bloods street gang, was arrested Saturday night in Plainfield.
He was being held Sunday in the county jail, and it was not known if he had retained a lawyer.MORE NEWS: 'The Loss Of A Hero': New York Mourns Death Of 22-Year-Old NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
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