Jessica Moore, a 19-year-old Seton Hall University student, was murdered at an overnight shooting that injured four other people at a private party. Moore died from her injuries at 3:20 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2010. Moore had been hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting just after midnight. Moore was attending a private party when a party goer, Nicholas Welch, was denied entry into the party and returned with a gun and opened fire.
Police didn't have to look far to find Welch who sprayed gunfire at a crowded weekend party, killing Moore.
They arrested 25-year-old Welch on Monday night at his home, just a few doors away from the off-campus house where the shooting occurred early Saturday. A second man, 19-year-old Marcus Bascus, was still being sought.
Both men were charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses. Police believe Welch was the shooter and that Bascus provided him with the gun, either a .357- or .38-caliber weapon, based on shell casings found at the scene.