A juvenile male from Bayonne has been arrested for a recent shooting on Broadway, according to the Bayonne Police Department.
On May 26 at 5:20 p.m., police officers in the area of 16th Street and Broadway were alerted by multiple parties of a shooting that had just occurred.
Responding officers were able to observe a bullet hole in the window of an area business. Police noted that the bullets recovered from the scene were determined to be hollow point.
As officers were investigating, other officers were directed by multiple witnesses to two apparent victims of the shooting. The victims included a 19 year old male and a 26 year old male, both standing next to their vehicle that displayed a bullet hole in the front windshield.
According to the victims, before the shooting they had pulled up to the area in the vehicle. The 19-year old-victim exited the vehicle and entered a convenience store to purchase a drink.
While inside, the victim was approached by three unknown males who began a verbal altercation with him. Police said he ignored the three males, completed his purchase, and exited the store.
As the victim walked toward his vehicle, the three males exited the store and one male, later identified as Juvenile 1, brandished a handgun. Police said Juvenile 1 fired two shots in his direction, with one shot striking the windshield of the vehicle.
The 19 year old victim then fled. The three unknown males also fled the scene.
The Bayonne Police Detective Bureau immediately began an investigation and were able to positively identify Juvenile 1 as the shooter. As a result of the investigation, Juvenile 1 responded to Police Headquarters at 11:05 a.m. on May 28 and was placed into custody and charged accordingly.
The teenager was charged with Endangering Another Person, Possession of Certain Bullets, Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Criminal Attempt Murder, and two counts of Aggravated Assault.
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