The Quincy is a new apartment complex in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While the leasing center is promising future residents a plentitude of modern amenities, many are worried about their safety. A pair of shootings has added to their unease.
In one incident, a pizza delivery driver attempted to deliver a pizza to an apartment building on Quincy circle, only to find that no pizza had been ordered to the address. Confused, the pizza delivery driver was returning to his vehicle. He was approached by three men claiming they had ordered the pizza. One of the men put a handgun to the driver’s head while demanding his money, wallet, and the pizza. Before fleeing in a dark minivan, the men shot the pizza delivery driver.
Four months later Parysh Wood, also known as “Pistol” and “P-Gun”, was charged with the robbery and shooting. Wood, a New Brunswick resident, was linked to the crime by his cell phone records.
With assistance from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Detective Ron Seaman reviewed cell phone records from the time and location of the robbery. Wood was apprehended and held at Middlesex County Correction Center on $100,000 bail.
The New Brunswick apartments have long been known as a criminal den of iniquities. Drugs and gun violence are prevalent in the area, so police were not surprised, on October 7th, 2015, when they received a report of shots fired. A call came in around 9:30 pm stating that three or four gunshots had been heard. Not long after, a gunshot victim walked into Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The New Brunswick Police Department has reason to believe the victim was transported to the emergency room by a male driving a dark Honda.
The shooter was described as wearing a hooded sweatshirt. After firing the shots, he fled the scene in the direction of Neilson Street. After returning to the apartment complex the next day, police officers found more bullet casings, further complicating the case.
The Crime Rate in New Brunswick, New Jersey is currently 93% higher than the national average.