Jersey City police chase ends when attempted murder suspect crashes into mailboxes


A Jersey City police chase ended when an attempted murder suspect crashed into two mailboxes on Sunday, according to a criminal complaint and a police report.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Back on December 12th, a gunman, Jameek Madison, walked up to two women who were sitting inside their car on Forrest Street and fired a shot into the driver’s side door, the criminal complaint indicates.

After the incident was reported by the victims, the Jersey City Police Department was on the lookout for a tan Mercedes Benz, which was identified near the intersection of West Side and Fairview Avenues at approximately 3:23 p.m. on Sunday, January 17th, the police report says.

“When officers attempted to pull the car over, the driver sped off, crashing into mailboxes,” said city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, who noted that his vehicle was identified through a BOLO (be on the look out) alert.

Between the two incidents, Madison, 28, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), and possession of an unlawful weapon, eluding, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin). 

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