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Second arrest made in shots fired incident in Somerset County

MANVILLE BOROUH, NJ (Somerset County) – A second suspect has been arrested in connection with at shots fired incident in the area of South Street and South 3rd Avenue Tuesday in Manville Borough, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

On June 28, at around 4:20 p.m., police responded to the area of South Street and South 3rd Avenue in response to a 911 call for shots fired, Taggart said.

Upon arrival, Manville Police Department officers did not locate any injured victims, Taggart said.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Detectives from the Manville Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

As a result of the on-going investigation, Rasheedah Kearse, 28, of South Bound Brook was identified as an additional individual involved in the incident, Taggart said.

On June 29, Kearse was arrested without incident in South Bound Brook and was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and third-degree hindering. She was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, Taggart said.

Emmanuel Williams was arrested on June 28 for his involvement in incident and charged with second-degree aggravated assault, and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. He was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, Taggart said.

The investigation is ongoing, Taggart said.

Anyone with information relating to the shots fired to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Manville Police Department at 908-725-1900 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.

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