A retired police officer from Belleville NJ was recently indicted on attempted murder charges in Nutley, New Jersey.
The 62-year-old suspect was allegedly at his residence in Nutley NJ when he shot his 58-year-old brother. The incident reportedly occurred on February 27.
As a result of the shooting, the victim suffered a gunshot wound. Law enforcement said that one bullet pierced the victim’s spine.
According to authorities, the victim was staying at the suspect’s home at the time of the shooting.
The suspect was arrested on February 28, just one day after the incident.
The suspect was subsequently charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Now the suspect, who reportedly retired from the Belleville Police Department in 2009, has been indicted on the attempted murder charges by an Essex County grand jury.
While the suspect awaited indictment, he was being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark NJ on a $75,000 bail amount. He later secured his release from police custody by posting bail.
The suspect will have to appear in Essex County Superior Court in Newark on September 18 for an arraignment on the attempted murder charges.
After the indictment was handed down, the suspect’s defense attorney issued a statement declaring that the suspect expects to be exonerated of all charges in the case.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Retired Belleville Cop Indicted in Attempted Murder of His Brother.”