Irvington Woman Arrested for Roxbury Motel Shooting, Male Accomplice Still at Large

Auraceli A. Maldonado, a 24-year-old Irvington resident, has been arrested in connection with the October 18 shooting at the Roxbury Motel on Route 46, as announced by Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll and local law enforcement officials. The male suspect remains unidentified and at large.

In a detailed briefing, Prosecutor Carroll, alongside Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone, disclosed the circumstances leading to Maldonado's arrest. 

On the evening of October 18, Roxbury Police responded to a shooting at the Roxbury Motel, finding a 36-year-old male with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The victim, who had arranged to meet an unidentified person at the motel, was later transported to a medical facility for treatment.

Further investigation uncovered a Honda Accord with New York plates arriving at the motel on the incident day, from which a man and a woman, identified as Maldonado, were seen exiting. Allegedly, Maldonado, armed with an AR-style rifle, and her accomplice met with the victim, leading to a robbery and shooting during a struggle for the firearm.

Maldonado, the registered owner of the Honda Accord, was traced and arrested in Middleburg, Florida, on November 2. She faces multiple charges, including Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Her male counterpart remains unapprehended.

She is currently detained at the Morris County Correctional Facility, with a preindictment conference scheduled for January 9, 2024, before Judge Ralph E. Amirata. The investigation, involving the Roxbury Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, continues.

Prosecutor Carroll extends an appeal for information regarding the incident, urging individuals to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit or the Roxbury Police Department, with options for anonymous tips through Morris County Crimestoppers.

This arrest marks a significant development in a case that has gripped the local community, bringing a partial closure while the search for the remaining suspect continues.

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