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UPDATED: Brothers Arrested, Charged in Death of New Brunswick Hip-Hop Artist

Two brothers have been charged with the death of Eric Andrews, Jr. at a Franklin Township hair salon.

(Left) Eric Andrews, Jr., known as "E-9" and (right) George Opoku, known as "6FO" in their "Hometown" music video. Andrews was killed Sunday in Franklin Township. Credit: "Hometown" music video, via YouTube
(Left) Eric Andrews, Jr., known as "E-9" and (right) George Opoku, known as "6FO" in their "Hometown" music video. Andrews was killed Sunday in Franklin Township. Credit: "Hometown" music video, via YouTube
Police have arrested two brothers and charged them with murder for the death of Eric Andrews, Jr., of New Brunswick. 

Zaire Cromedy, 21, of Langley Place in New Brunswick and Antwan Cromedy, 28, of Vosseller Avenue in Bound Brook were named as suspects wanted for the shooting death of Andrews at Nu Trendz Hair Studio in Franklin Township.

According to a report on NJ.com, both men entered police custory on Tuesday. Antwan Cromedy was arrested at his Bound Brook home and Zaire Cromedy, turned himself in. 

Both men have been charged with murder in the first degree, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

According to a report on NJ.com, police responded to the report of a shooting at the hair salon on Somerset Street at 5:53 p.m. Sunday, where they found the wounded Andrews, 28, a rapper known as "E-9".

He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the report.

Andrews was shot following a confrontation with someone inside the salon.

"While numerous witnesses were present and may have witnessed the shooting, detectives have received limited information regarding the assailants," the release said. 

Andrews was past of a rap duo with friend George Opoku, known as "6FO," according to the report.
Rick January 01, 2014 at 09:23 AM
I see the African-American code of silence is still alive and well .Someone needs to invite them to join the rest of us and cooperate with the police .
SFC Derrick A. Capers (RET.) M.Ed CRC January 01, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Donny, please stop polishing the stereotype, the concept in which you speak of is coined "No Snitching" which is prevalent amongst, & within that lifestyle, whether that be of any ethnic group, similar to the blind eye, that's turned on the unchallenged crooks of (Wall Street)! I don't condone this behavior, but it would seem too me that "Wall Street" should join the "Rest of Us". I believe your intent is good, although skewed! I'm a Home Grown Native of NBNJ!
Rick January 01, 2014 at 02:14 PM
I see that enablers come out of the woodwork to justify bad behavior.I also was born, worked,retired,and live in NBNJ .The "skewed" thinking that murder and greed are equal in effect shows a weakness in judgement and a lack of understanding how to be a good citizen .This idiotic behavior of no cooperation with police is mainly found in immigrant populations and in our inner city black residents.Just ask any police department in any city and you will find this a fact .
SFC Derrick A. Capers (RET.) M.Ed CRC January 01, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Spoken like a true bigot, "Just ask any police department in any city and you will find this a fact ." Your statement, Prove it! "lack of understanding" ? Who the Hell, do you think you are? You don't know me!
Rick January 01, 2014 at 03:08 PM
So you disagree with my comment and decide to call me names .What a disingenuous blowhard .Eduacate yourself "ENABLER"
SFC Derrick A. Capers (RET.) M.Ed CRC January 01, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Did someone move your cheese? Back-up your statements with facts! " "Just ask any police department in any city and you will find this a fact ." Otherwise, Leave me alone!!
Rick January 01, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Just google "lack of cooperation with police "and you will find all the FACTS needed to prove my comments and find the truth about "no snitching ".
j r January 01, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Donny you have chosen to disregard the valid point Mr Capers made regarding the lack of cooperation with a criminal justice system of our political & financial sector . To your point , a head to head comparison of a single incident, murder is certainly worse than greed . Keep in mind the parties responsible for the financial collapse of not only our nation but several others as well have ruined millions of lives as well as created economic conditions breeds more violence both in our nation's cities domestically and globally in the form of military action resulting in bloodshed far greater than any inner city gang can produce . Some may consider such permanent damage treasonous and yes "No Snitching" well that applies to "the rest of you" apparently especially when it comes to crimes against humanity.
Rick January 01, 2014 at 06:34 PM
Is 10,000 deaths directly related to gang violence in the US a crime against humanity ? The "no snitching" behavior contributes and promotes these murders.This FACT appears to be meaningless to some and WallStreet greed blinds them to a reality .
tyrone johnson January 04, 2014 at 09:34 AM
This is for Donny, there are all kinds of gangs in the US black white, Latina, Asian, and etc .. that commit murder and there is silence among the community and members. I am going to talk about one particular gang you were mentioning that sometime cause and murder and get away with it. Have you ever heard of the blue code of silence? Think before you talk about something. No I do not condone silence of any form...
Rick January 04, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Once again I need to comment because of ignorance and racial emotions.Google "LACK OF COOPERATION WITH POLICE " and read the facts .Stop seeing everything through a racial lens .Remember one number, 10,000 deaths directly related to all gang activity .
tyrone johnson January 04, 2014 at 09:57 AM
I agree something must be done about this but it is not good just to point out one race. So what do you suggest on how to end or decrease this problem? Remember this Attitudes are the forerunners of conditions.
SFC Derrick A. Capers (RET.) M.Ed CRC January 29, 2014 at 05:25 PM
Tyrone Johnson, that character id best left alone! "HARK, HARK, THE DOG DOTH BARK: Silencing the Dog That Barks When Left Alone"

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