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Public Information Office (609)882-2000:
Capt. Al Della Fave   Ext. 6514
A/Lt Kevin Rehmann    Ext. 6515
SFC Gerald Lewis   Ext. 6516
Tpr. Stephen Jones    Ext. 6513

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 28, 2004


 
 
BRIDGETON TROOPERS APPREHEND SUSPECTS
IN DRIVE BY SHOOTING

Bridgeton - The exhaustive investigation into the July 25, drive by shooting at a King Drive, Fairfield Township residence paid dividends when State Troopers arrested a Bridgeton man and a local juvenile in connection with the incident.

State Police Detectives, uniformed personnel, Technical Emergency and Missions Specialists' (T.E.A.M.S-South) and the New Jersey State Police Canine Unit executed a search warrant at 105 Mill Street, Bridgeton City, NJ and an arrest warrant at 103 Mill Street, Bridgeton City at 4:30 AM on July 28. The warrant executions culminated with the arrest of two subjects on Attempted Murder and Weapons Offenses.

Arrested were Tony I. Byers, 19, 105 Mill Street, Bridgeton and a Bridgeton juvenile. The search of Byers' residence revealed evidence connecting him to the crime. The search also revealed marijuana valued at $350.00. Byers' and the juvenile when interviewed implicated a third juvenile suspect.

Byers' later surrendered a .45 caliber, semi-automatic handgun, believed to have been used in the commission of the shooting.

Byers' was lodged in the Cumberland County Jail in default of $100,000.00 cash bail.

The two juveniles were lodged in the Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Center pending juvenile hearings.

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