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Augusta man, one of 2, arrested in November slaying inside NJ barbershop

Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 3:59 PM EST
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SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of a man gunned down inside a barbershop in New Jersey last fall, authorities said.

Denny Sanchez, 34, of Franklin Park was found with gunshot wounds in the Franklin Township establishment shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and was pronounced dead at a trauma center, Somerset County prosecutors said.

Todd Smith, 30, of Edison was taken into custody and found in possession of a firearm three days before Christmas at a Clark shopping area, prosecutors said Thursday. Tayyab Ware, 30, of Augusta, Georgia was arrested Wednesday in Augusta and is awaiting extradition, they said.

Both are charged with 1st-degree murder, robbery and weapons counts, prosecutors said. Authorities haven’t released a possible motive in the slaying. It’s unclear whether the defendants have attorneys and working phone numbers for them couldn’t be found Friday.

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