A 35-year-old city man accused of shooting and killing a man on Crooks Avenue in 2014 was arrested in Milford, Penn. on Tuesday, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes’s office.
Authorities arrested Angel E. Toro on first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful weapon possession, and weapon possession for an unlawful purpose. He is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey to face the charges, authorities said.
Toro is accused of killing 25-year-old Jose Rodriguez in a shooting outside of hookah shop on Crooks Avenue on March 23, 2014 at around 4 a.m., authorities said.
Police found Rodriguez with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, but did not make it.
Toro could face 30 years to life in state prison, authorities said.