On Sunday, less than 48 hours after the shooting, Jersey City Cease Fire detectives and Street Crimes officers arrested 19-year-old Jamir Carson, Jersey City police spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
The crash occurred in the area of Sip and West Side avenues at 5:15 a.m., when the hit-and-run driver ran a stop sign, Wallace-Scalcione said.
Man tells cops $100K cashiers check stolen from his car
Carson was charged with robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of weapons, possession of weapons for an unlawful purpose, bail-jumping, conspiracy and multiple drug offenses, Wallace-Scalcione said.
The victim had been shot in his wrist and back during a “transaction,” Wallace-Scalcione said, and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Authorities are investigating a Downtown Jersey City car burglary in which a man says a cashiers check for $100,000 was stolen from his vehicle.
Jersey City police responded to the corner of 10th Street and Jersey Avenue on Monday on the call of a burglary and theft. They were met by a 34-year-old victim who said his BMW was broken into between 6 and 8 p.m. on March 3, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
The man, who did not report the theft until Monday, told officers that a Dell laptop was stolen from the vehicle, in addition to the check, Wallace-Scalcione said.
The victim was attempting to stop payment of the check but needed to file a police report in order to do so, the spokeswoman added.