A Wayne NJ teen suffered serious injuries when he was shot during an armed robbery on a Clifton NJ street.
According to law enforcement, the shooting occurred in the area of Lake Avenue and Van Winkle Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey. The victim, an 18-year-old from Wayne NJ, arranged to meet the suspect in Clifton so that they could complete a cell phone sale. The victim and the suspect reportedly first met over the Internet and worked out a deal for a cell phone.
However, as soon as the victim pulled up to the arranged meeting place in his motor vehicle, the suspect allegedly got into the car and pointed a gun at the victim. A struggle ensued, with the suspect allegedly fired at least one gunshot at the victim and striking him in the leg.
Clifton police got a report of gunshots fired and sent police officers to the area. When law enforcement arrived at the scene of the shooting, they found the victim.
Emergency medical responders took the victim to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds. The victim was later released from the hospital.
Meanwhile, police investigated that armed robbery and assault and eventually located the suspect, an 18-year-old Passaic residence, at a house in Passaic, NJ. The suspect was placed under arrest at the Passaic residence. While arresting the suspect, police allegedly found a 9 mm Taurus handgun being carried by the suspect.
The suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, illegal possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and illegal possession of hollow point ammunition.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Passaic County Jail. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $500,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Cellphone Sale between Teens Who Met Online Ends in Shooting.”