NJ Transit bus driver shot at 3 teens, injured 1, with illegal handgun after they attacked him


An NJ Transit bus driver shot at three teenagers, injuring one, with an illegal handgun after they attacked him outside of a bus in Jersey City Saturday night, an official said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Charles Fieros, 48 of Staten Island, New York, was charged with criminal attempt murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, illegal possession of ammunition, and receiving stolen property, according to city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

On Saturday evening at about 9:48 p.m. in the area of Monticello and Jewett Avenues, Jersey City police determined that Fieros was outside the bus when he retrieved an illegal handgun and shot at the group of teens who had allegedly assaulted him.

The handgun recovered by Jersey City police came back as stolen. A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the abdomen three times was transported to a local hospital by a taxi. He is in critical but stable condition, Wallace-Scalcione noted.

Fieros had also sustained head/face injuries from the initial assault.He was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released into police custody.

NJ Transit deferred comment to Jersey City police, who are still looking into the incident.

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