Man charged in gunfight at Linden bar
A Linden man who was shot during a gunfight last weekend at a city bar has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting, in which one person was killed, authorities said today.
Scott Munroe, 33, is accused of shooting one of the three other survivors in the Sept. 16 melee at Nuno’s Pavilion, a bar and popular banquet hall on Roselle Avenue, Assistant Union County Prosecutor David Hancock said.
Munroe, who is also charged with weapons possession, was shot in the chest. He remains under police guard, at University Hospital in Newark Hancock said. His bail was set at $350,000.
The 2:30 a.m. brawl started as a fistfight between several patrons inside the crowded bar, police said. Then gunfire erupted, sending scores of patrons fleeing into the street, police said.
Naji Hall, a 23-year-old Linden man, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene.
No one has been charged with Hall’s death.
In addition to Munroe, the survivors included Hall’s 19-year-old brother, Brian Wyatt, who was shot in the shoulder. Police have withheld the names of two other injured Linden men, ages 24 and 27, who were shot in their legs.