Emily GirschMay 15, 2018, 4:26 pmMay 16, 2018, 2:21 pm

Route 33 suspect makes first court appearance

Prosecutors say he committed murder for ‘no reason’


FREEHOLD – Shooting suspect Kader Mustafa, 34, appeared before a judge and prosecutors Tuesday morning for a detention hearing that ended up being postponed until the end of May. Mustafa is being charged with first-degree murder after police said he fired into the car of Cisasia Calhoun, 24, as she was driving along Route 33 in Freehold on May 3 with her boyfriend and 1-year-old in the car. In addition to first-degree murder, Mustafa is also being charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Mustafa is being represented by a public defender who has been reassigned to another case. Judge Paul Escandon rescheduled the detention hearing for May 25 after a new attorney is selected.

Prosecutors say the worst part about the case is the reason Mustafa did it because, according to them, there was no reason.

Prosecutors also say there's a possibility that Mustafa may be linked to two other shootings in the county: When someone fired into cars once on April 27 in Neptune and again on April 28 in Holmdel. No one was hurt in those shootings.

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