Jersey City-based rapper, 2nd man charged with attempted murder in Passaic shooting

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A Jersey City-based rapper, along with another Jersey City man, have been charged with attempted murder in connection to a August shooting in Passaic, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced.

Albert Robinson (left), better known by his rap name, Albee Al, and Darnell Reeves. Photos courtesy of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Albert Robinson, better known by his rap name, Albee Al, 32, of Irvington, and Darnell  Reeves, 35, of Jersey City, were both charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to possess weapons, Valdes said in a statement.

On August 23rd, members of the Passaic Police Department responded to the area of Wall
Street on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a crime scene as well as a 34-year-old male Paterson resident who sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound, officials said..

The victim was immediately transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment. Additionally, a 30-year-old male Paterson resident was shot at but not injured, authorities said.

Based on the investigation Reeves was charged and arrested on September 5th in
Kenilworth by the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Task Force. Robinson was then charged
and arrested on September 6th in Avenel by the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Task
Force, officials said.

The maximum sentence for each count of first degree attempted murder is 10-20 years in state prison with 85 percent of the term to be served before parole, pursuant to the No Early Release Act and 5 years parole supervision.

Furthermore, on the weapons charges come with a maximum sentence of five to 10 years in state prison.

The state has filed a motion for pretrial detention for Robinson and Reeves in this
matter that will be heard by a Passaic Superior Court Judge.

Robinson was accused of the Jersey City murder of Jermaine Williams back in June 2010, but he was acquitted of all charges.

According to a post on his Instagram page from yesterday, he still plans on releasing a new album titled “King Opp” on October 4th.

Meanwhile, Reeves, a self-proclaimed gang leader, was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2012 for weapons charges in connection to 2008 murder of Jersey City man Henry Molesky.

According to the New Jersey Department of Corrections, he was released on July 12th, 2017.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this
incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Passaic Police Department at 973-365-3900.