Police have made an arrest in the case of a suburban teenager who was shot and killed hours after his high school graduation, during a trip to a high-crime neighborhood in the city of Paterson.

Casey Cole (Passaic County Prosecutor's Office)

The Passaic County prosecutor's office says 18-year-old Casey Cole of Wayne was arrested Friday and faces felony murder and other charges. Bail has been set at $2 million.

A call to Cole's attorney Friday went unanswered.

Police said 18-year-old Isaac Rinas and a friend drove to Paterson after he had received his diploma Wednesday from Wayne Valley High School.

Police told The Record newspaper Rina was fatally shot in the neck by a man who demanded money.

The newspaper says the shooting occurred in an area known by police as a haven for drug activity.

 

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