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‘One Bullet Killed An Innocent Victim’: Man Accused Of Fatal Drive-By Shooting Of Bodega Owner In New Jersey

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Source: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office; GoFundMe

Jul. 25 2022, Published 4:42 p.m. ET

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A murder suspect in New Jersey was arrested after he was accused of fatally shooting the owner of a bodega, authorities said.

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On July 24, police located Quadree Richardson, 24, in Kearney and charged him with the first-degree murder of Rubel Ramos-Gomez, 46, at the victim’s store in Newark one week earlier, The Observer reported.

Richardson also faces two weapons offenses in connection to the killing.

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Ramos-Gomez, who immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic, became the owner of the bodega where he was slain in 2019.

“He went to work on a Sunday morning and will never return home to his family,” loved ones wrote in his obituary. “He was working at the bodega when suddenly, bullets were fired into the store from an outside drive-by shooting. One bullet killed an innocent victim, a good man.”

“During the pandemic, he closed one day a week to cook and feed so many in the area during a time of need,” the obituary reads. “He was giving and everyone he met became a part of his family. Rubel was a loving and giving soul that took care of all of his family, friends and his customers.”

Ramos-Gomez will be laid to rest in the Dominican Republic.


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