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Suspect in Shooting of Five-Year-Old Arrested in Piscataway

A North Plainfield teenager was arrested and charged in a shooting that injured a five-year-old boy in Plainfield.

An 18-year-old North Plainfield teen was arrested in Piscataway on Saturday and charged in connection with a shooting that injured a five-year-old boy as he walked with his mother.

According to a report on NJ.com, Jose Rodriguez, 18, was arrested at a house in Piscataway and charged with attempted murder after allegedly opening fire on a Plainfield street on Jan. 10.

The five-year-old was struck in the face with a stray bullet as he walked with his mother.

He remains hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in critical but stable condition, according to the report.

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