Morristown man charged with attempted murder in January shooting

A Morristown man, Brandon Johnson, 23, has been charged with attempted murder and robbery in a shooting that wounded a man on Lincoln Street on Jan. 31, 2014.  There was a car crash, and the victim was shot in the leg.  Authorities have revealed few details surrounding the incident.

Here is the release from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office:

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

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

MORRISTOWN MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ROBBERY

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz announce that Brandon Johnson, 23 years old, of Morristown, New Jersey has been charged with one count of First Degree Attempted Murder; two counts of First Degree Robbery; one count of Second Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; two counts of Second Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose; one count of Second Degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons [sic]; and one count of Fourth Degree Conspiracy to Possess CDS.

morristown police badgeDefendant was allegedly involved in a shooting incident on Lincoln Street in Morristown on January 31, 2014. Following an investigation conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Morristown Police Department, defendant was charged on March 13, 2014. The investigation was led by Detective/Supervisor Christoph Kimker of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Brendan Briscoe of the Morristown Police Department.

The Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C. set bail at $750,000 full cash, bond or property. The defendant is currently in the Morris County Correctional Facility.

 Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Morristown Police Department at Unit at 973-292-6600, or Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at 973-267-2255.

Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp would like to thank the Morristown Police Department and the members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit whose efforts contributed to this arrest.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or tzelante@co.morris.nj.us.



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