Violent crimes in New Jersey may bring serious consequences
It is no secret that law enforcement takes special priority in their investigation of certain crimes. Sitting at the top of this list is the investigation of violent crimes, which can result in fatalities. As a result, New Jersey police will often investigate these crimes aggressively, looking to put the individual they feel is responsible behind bars as soon as possible.
In a shooting that killed one man and left two others injured, police have claimed to have found the person responsible. An 18-year-old man was taken into custody and charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. The man is alleged to have stopped at a street corner during the evening hours and fired several shots.
As a result of the shooting, a 23-year-old man was killed and two teenage boys were injured. The accused was taken into custody and is being held on $1 million bail. It is unclear when the man will make his first appearance in court to answer to the charges.
There appears to be a large amount of evidence that has yet to be disclosed by New Jersey police to support their arrest. It is unclear what evidence police have used in identifying the defendant. Further, even if there were witnesses to the crime, it remains unclear what details allowed them be able to positively identify the man who is now in police custody. In order for the defendant to be convicted of the violent crimes that he is alleged to have committed, these issues, along with many others, will need to be ironed out. Without the proper evidence, a prosecutor will be unable to satisfy the heavy burden of proof they need to convict.
Source: New Jersey Herald, “Man arrested in NJ shooting; 1 killed, 2 injured,” June 22, 2013