Morristown Mayor: Confident authorities will solve shooting quickly

Crumpled car from shooting scene in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Police at scene where shooting victim was found in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

 

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty said he anticipates Friday’s shooting will be solved quickly.

“I’ve got full confidence in our police department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office,” the Mayor said on Friday night.

Earlier in the evening, around 5:30 pm, police found a shooting victim in a car on Lincoln Street.

Police Chief Pete Demnitz said the victim was taken to Morristown Medical Center. No further details were released; the Chief referred inquiries to the Prosecutor’s Office.

A spokesman for Prosecutor Fredric Knapp would only say that the case was under investigation.

During the evening, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office was observed bringing a police dog to the scene.¬† The car, with New York license plates and a crumpled front end, eventually was towed from the sidewalk where it had come to rest on Lincoln Street.

MG Correspondent Berit Ollestad contributed to this report.

Crumpled car in which shooting victim was found in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Crumpled car from shooting scene in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Blood-stained sidewalk on Lincoln Street where shooting victim was found. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Blood-stained sidewalk on Lincoln Street where shooting victim was found. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Crime tape at scene where shooting victim was found in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Crime tape at scene where shooting victim was found in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

 

 



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