A Jersey City felon has been sentenced to 84 months in prison for shooting someone back in late 2019, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachel Honig announced.
Hassan Mosby, 40, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
She imposed the sentence yesterday by videoconference.
On October 12th, 2019, members of the Jersey City Police Department were dispatched to the area of Martin Luther King Drive between Woodlawn Avenue and Armstrong Avenue on a report of shots fired in the area.
Officers located a crime scene which included six 9-millimeter shell casings. While the officers were canvassing the area and processing the crime scene, they reviewed video footage from city cameras located near the shooting.
The video showed a brief altercation within a group of males on the sidewalk on Martin Luther King Drive. At the end of the altercation, Mosby pointed and fired a handgun several times at a victim, striking him.
By viewing additional video footage from other city cameras, officers were able to determine that Mosby walked directly to a nearby residence immediately after the shooting.
Officers went to the residence and were let inside by a resident, where they observed Mosby sitting in a chair. Mosby stated, “You got me, I’m who you are looking for. They had nothing to do with it.”
Mosby was arrested and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Officers then found a 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun, which was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition.
Subsequent ballistics testing determined that five shell casings found at the crime scene were discharged from the firearm found in the residence.
In addition to the prison term, Wigenton sentenced Mosby to three years of supervised release.
Honig credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Newark Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey L. Matthews, and the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Public Safety Director James Shea, with the investigation leading to the sentencing.