Two North Brunswick teens charged in fatal shooting at Renaissance complex

NORTH BRUNSWICK -T wo juveniles have been charged with a shooting death at the Renaissance Glen Apartments in North Brunswick.

Authorities responded to Marc Drive following reports of a shooting at around 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Joseph Battaglia of the North Brunswick Township Police Department.

Upon their arrival, officers located a male juvenile, 17, of North Brunswick, who had sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound, according to reports. 

Upon further investigation, officers later found Mark Atkins, 18, of Plainfield, who had also sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, according to the statement.

Since the shooting, two male juveniles, both 17 and North Brunswick residents, have both been charged with one count of murder, one count of conspiracy to commit murder, and one count of possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, according to updated information released on Feb. 5. 

One juvenile has been taken into custody. The other has yet to be apprehended.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information should call Detective Errol McCalla of the North Brunswick Police Department at 732-247-0922, ext. 311 or Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4060.