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    Two men from New York City have been accused in connection with a shooting in Fort Lee that did not result in any fatalities.

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    Authorities in Bergen County announced the arrests of Luis Villao-Haro,25, and Abdul Jimenez-Vera, 23, both of Bronx, NY, on charges related to a shooting in Fort Lee. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said the arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief of Detectives Matthew Finck and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew Hintze. According to officials, on Friday, December 8, 2023, at approximately 5:06 pm, officers from the Fort Lee Police Department responded to Bridle Way in Fort Lee on the report of a possible shooting. Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad also responded, officials stated. Officials said a joint investigation determined that two unknown suspects wearing dark-colored clothing arrived outside the victim’s residence on a motorcycle, brandished a firearm, and opened fire on the victim’s unoccupied, parked vehicle. Authorities say with the assistance of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation, ballistic evidence was recovered from the scene. A two-month-long investigation revealed that Luis Villao-Haro and Abdul Jimenez-Vera were the parties responsible for the shooting, officials say. According to officials, on Thursday, February 22, detectives of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Fort Lee Police Department arrested Villao-Haro and Jimenez-Vera at their residence in New York City with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation NY Safe Streets Task Force and the New York City Police Department. Officials said Luis Villao-Haro and Abdul Jimenez-Vera were each charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and third-degree criminal mischief. rephrase amd make it better
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    Officials in Bergen County have announced the arrest of Luis Villao-Haro, 25, and Abdul Jimenez-Vera, 23, both residents of the Bronx, NY, in connection with a shooting incident in Fort Lee. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella stated that the arrests were the culmination of a collaborative investigation led by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under the guidance of Acting Chief of Detectives Matthew Finck, and the Fort Lee Police Department, led by Chief Matthew Hintze.

    The incident under investigation occurred on Friday, December 8, 2023, around 5:06 pm, when Fort Lee Police Department officers were dispatched to Bridle Way in Fort Lee following reports of a suspected shooting.

    Responding to the scene, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Squad joined the investigation. A joint probe determined that two individuals, clad in dark clothing and arriving on a motorcycle, approached the victim’s residence, brandished a firearm, and fired shots at a parked, unoccupied vehicle belonging to the victim.

    The investigation, bolstered by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation, led to the recovery of ballistic evidence from the site. After a detailed two-month investigation, it was determined that Villao-Haro and Jimenez-Vera were responsible for the shooting.

    On Thursday, February 22, detectives from both the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Fort Lee Police Department, with support from the Federal Bureau of Investigation NY Safe Streets Task Force and the New York City Police Department, apprehended Villao-Haro and Jimenez-Vera at their residence in New York City.

    Both individuals face charges of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and third-degree criminal mischief, as confirmed by authorities.

    Source: rlsmedia.com

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