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Man arrested in shots fired incident in Somerset County

BOUND BROOK BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – Authorities arrested a man in relation to a shooting incident that occurred last month in Bound Brook Borough, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Mohamed Hussein, 35, of Bound Brook Borough was arrested on November 5 and has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon without a permit and fourth-degree possession of hollow point ammunition. He was lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing in this matter, Robertson said.

On November 5, at around 8:48 a.m., police received a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired in the area of Talmage Avenue. Upon responding, officers spoke to the victim, a Bound Brook resident, who stated that an individual wearing a green sweatshirt kicked in his apartment door and began a verbal argument with him, Robertson said.

The victim stated he exited his residence and went to the rear of the building to fight the individual. Upon walking to the rear of the building, the victim saw the individual with the green sweatshirt raise his arm and heard a shot. The victim did not sustain any injuries,, Robertson said.

As a result of this investigation, Hussein was identified as the individual involved in the shooting. On November 5 Hussein was taken into custody by the Bound Brook Police Department without incident, Robertson said.

Anyone with information relating to the shooting investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-231-7100 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

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