Edison restaurant shooting suspect surrenders at courthouse
EDISON — The suspected gunman in a fatal restaurant shooting turned himself in on Wednesday morning, days after he was supposed to surrender.
Andrew Harriot, aka Drew Cash, 26, of the Somerset section of Franklin, agreed to surrender on Sunday to formally be charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder for the March 23 shooting outside the Akbar Indian Cuisine Restaurant, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said.
Harriot was a no-show Sunday, according to Carey, who said Harriot was considered armed and dangerous. He turned himself in Wednesday to authorities at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.
Carey said anyone who helped Harriot avoid arrest could also be charged with a crime.
Nahshon Brown, 31, of Newark, was pronounced dead after being shot, while a 40-year-old Newark man was treated for a gunshot wound to the head. Carey said the surviving victim, whose identity was not disclosed, has been released from the hospital.
A promotional pamphlet posted by RLS Metro Breaking News described the event at the restaurant as the "official birthday bash for Rich, the G.O.A.T. of NJ nightlife." Carey described it as a "reggae event."
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to report that Harriot had surrendered Wednesday.
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