A murder suspect in New Jersey was arrested after he was accused of fatally shooting the owner of a bodega, authorities said.
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.
Ramos-Gomez, who immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic, became the owner of the bodega where he was slain in 2019.
“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.