Man asks for cigarette, gets shot in New Brunswick
By Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger
October 22, 2009, 10:49AM
NEW BRUNSWICK -- A 56-year-old man stopped another man on a city street to ask for a cigarette, but instead the man shot him, police said
Police found the wounded victim, a North Brunswick resident, lying on George Street near Remsen Avenue at about 11 p.m. Wednesday, police Lt. J.T. Miller said.
Miller said the victim approached a man he didn't know and asked for a cigarette, and the stranger pulled out a handgun and shot the victim twice.
Emergency workers took the man with bullet wounds to his stomach and arm to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was admitted for non-life threatening injuries, the lieutenant said.