Feds: Jersey City gang member charged with shooting rival gang member in June 2020

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A Jersey City gang member from the SaLaf Enterprise group has been charged with shooting a rival gang member in June 2020, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachel Honig announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Shamar Bey, 29, of Jersey City, is charged by complaint with assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Bey is allegedly associated with a street gang known to operate around Salem Lafayette Apartments and the surrounding area from Bramhall Avenue to Forrest Street and between Ocean Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City.

On June 19th, 2020, Bey allegedly shot an associate of a rival gang, the Curries Woods, while he was getting gas at a gas station, the criminal complaint says.

The count of assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

The count of discharging a firearm during an act of violence carries a mandatory consecutive sentence of 10 years in prison. Both counts carry a maximum fine of $250,000.

Honig credited investigators of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, officers with the Jersey City Police Department, and special agents of the FBI, with the investigation leading to the charges.