A Newark NJ man accused of being involved in a 2014 shooting now faces additional criminal charges related to a violent carjacking in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The suspect was apprehended and placed under arrest in September for allegedly shooting someone in Jersey City on August 28, 2014.
Just five days after posting $150K bail and securing his release from police custody, the suspect allegedly committed another serious criminal offense. According to Jersey City law enforcement, the suspect carjacked a woman on a city street by grabbing her keys and stealing her motor vehicle.
The suspect is a 30-year-old male who resides on Leslie Street in Newark, New Jersey. He has been charged with multiple crimes, including carjacking, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest. The resisting arrest charges stem from an allegation that he attacked police officers while being arrested.
Additionally, the attempted murder charges for the 2014 shooting could lead to significant penalties. Essex County prosecutors indicated that the suspect used a handgun to shoot the victim while walking on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey.
One factor in any sentence handed down to the suspect could be his prior criminal record, which reportedly includes a conviction for a very serious drug crime.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Out on Bail for Attempted Murder Charge, N.J. Man Now Facing Carjacking Offense.”