Carteret Teen Arrested for Fatal Shootings: Manhunt Ends in Backyard Capture

CARTERET, New Jersey – A young man from Washington state is facing serious charges after a tragic shooting incident in Carteret that left one woman dead and another critically injured.

Gaurav Gill, a 19-year-old from Kent, Washington, has been charged with first-degree murder, along with several other weapon-related charges in connection to the shootings. The incident took place outside a home on Roosevelt Avenue in Carteret, where the two women were found with gunshot wounds to their abdomen and back.

The victims were quickly airlifted to trauma centers, where 29-year-old Jasvir Kaur succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The other victim, a 20-year-old woman, remains in critical condition at University Hospital in Newark.

Following the shooting, a manhunt ensued, leading to the eventual discovery and arrest of the suspect in a residential backyard just minutes away from the crime scene. Witnesses described the intense moment when heavily-armed police confronted the suspect, urging him to surrender.

Neighbors recounted their encounters with the suspect, with one resident recalling a brief interaction with the individual just moments before the shooting took place. The swift actions and cooperation of local residents helped law enforcement track down the suspect and make the arrest.

Gill is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending further legal proceedings. Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

This tragic event has left the Carteret community in shock and mourning, as they come together to support the victims and their families during this difficult time. The efforts of law enforcement and community members have resulted in the swift apprehension of the suspect, bringing some sense of closure to the devastating incident.