Police recently apprehended a man who is accused of using a handgun to commit a non-fatal shooting in Orange, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the shooting incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Washington Street and High Street in Orange, NJ.
The shooting incident allegedly stemmed from a verbal altercation that escalated and became physical. At some point during the argument, the suspect reportedly brandished a firearm and then shot the victim in the buttocks.
Afterwards, the victim was rushed to University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Doctors later listed the 27-year-old victim, who is from Orange NJ, in stable condition.
Meanwhile, Orange NJ police placed the suspect under arrest at the scene of the shooting.
The suspect is a 27-year-old male from Orange, NJ. He has been charged with numerous crimes, including aggravated assault, illegal handgun possession, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and various other weapons offenses.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of aggravated assault, he faces severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), a person who uses a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife to commit a violent assault can be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Charged after Dispute Ends with Shooting in Orange.”