The Latest: 2nd arrest in fatal fraternity house shooting

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Posted: May 06, 2016 7:37 PM
The Latest: 2nd arrest in fatal fraternity house shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a New Jersey fraternity house (all times local):

7:35 p.m.

Authorities have arrested a second suspect in the killing of a college junior during a burglary attempt at his fraternity house in Newark, New Jersey.

Detectives say they arrested Taquan Harris on Friday without incident in Irvington.

Harris has been charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, burglary and weapons offenses. He's been jailed and can't be reached for comment by telephone.

Prosecutors say New Jersey Institute of Technology student Joseph Micalizzi was killed early Monday at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house during a burglary attempt that turned violent. The 23-year-old Freehold resident was a mechanical engineering major.

The other person arrested is Nafee Cotman, who was captured Thursday in Irvington. Cotman faces similar charges. It's unclear if Cotman has an attorney to comment on his behalf.

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1:05 p.m.

New Jersey authorities have announced an arrest and named a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a college student during a burglary at his fraternity house.

Essex County officials on Friday announced murder, burglary and weapons charges against 18-year-old Irvington resident Nafee Cotman, who's in custody. Police say they are still searching for 22-year-old Taquan Harris, who faces the same charges.

New Jersey Institute of Technology student Joseph Micalizzi was killed early Monday at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house. The 23-year-old Freehold resident was a mechanical engineering major.

The fraternity is across the street from the Rutgers-Newark campus, near where a Rutgers student was killed in a double shooting last month.

It wasn't immediately clear if Cotman had an attorney to comment on his behalf.