Orange NJ police recently arrested a man who allegedly used a handgun to seriously injure a person in a non-fatal shooting on a city street.
According to authorities, the non-fatal shooting incident went down around 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Washington Street and High Street in Orange, New Jersey.
The suspect and the victim, both of whom reside in Orange NJ, reportedly got into a verbal argument that spilled over and became violent. As the altercation turned physical, the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun and used it to fire at least one gunshot at the victim.
The victim, a 27-year-old Orange NJ man, was later transported to University Hospital in Newark NJ. Doctors at the medical facility treated the victim for a gunshot wound to his buttocks. He was later listed in stable condition.
Orange NJ police officers arrested the suspect at the scene of the shooting. He was subsequently taken to Orange police headquarters for processing.
The suspect, a 27-year-old male from Orange NJ, faces multiple criminal charges, including aggravated assault, illegal possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and other weapons offenses.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of aggravated assault, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who commits an assault while using a deadly weapon such as a handgun or knife can be charged with a third degree crime. A conviction on third degree aggravated assault charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Charged after Dispute Ends with Shooting in Orange.”