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2nd Suspect in Taj Carjacking Murder Surrenders

Police are still searching for the third suspect in the carjacking and murder.

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    2nd Suspect in Taj Carjacking Murder Surrenders
    Eric Darden, 20, of Camden surrendered to police in the case of the carjacking and murder of an Old Bridge, N.J. man.

    A second suspect in the carjacking and murder of a nursing graduate from the Trump Taj Mahal parking garage surrendered to authorities Thursday.

    Eric Darden, 20, of Camden, N.J., surrendered to police for allegedly carjacking 28-year-old Sunil Rattu of Old Bridge, N.J. and 24-year-old Radha Ghetia of Parlin, N.J., Sunday morning and then shooting both – killing Rattu.

    Two of the three suspects are now in custody, since 20-year-old Phillip Byrd was arrested at a Camden home Tuesday night.

    Police are still searching for 18-year-old Raheem Simmons, also of Camden.

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    Darden, Byrd and Simmons were caught on surveillance camera at about 8 a.m. Sunday just before they approached Rattu and Ghetia in the Taj Mahal parking garage and forced them at gunpoint into a vehicle, police say.

    The three men then forced Ghetia to drive several blocks to an alley. They then shot both Ghetia and Rattu, killing Rattu, police say.

    Ghetia, the girlfriend of the victim, is expected to make a full recovery.

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    Rattu and Ghetia were in Atlantic City to celebrate their graduation from nursing school, Rattu’s family told NBC Philadelphia.