Police: 2 Bayonne men charged with attempted murder for shots fired incident


Two Bayonne men are charged with criminal attempt murder for a shots fired incident that occurred on Monday evening, Police Capt. Eric Amato said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jancarlos Rivera, 18, of Bayonne, is accused of criminal attempt murder, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a firearm, Amato said in a statement.

Additionally, James K. Parks, 22, of Bayonne, faces the same three charges, as well as six drug possession charges, including possession of cocaine, heroin, and Promethazine and possession of narcotic paraphernalia with the intent to distribute.

Yesterday, Rivera and Parks were taken into custody for their involvement in a shooting incident that occurred on October 16th at approximately 8:54 p.m. in the area of East 25th Street.

On that date, officers and detectives responded to the area on a report of multiple gunshots heard.

Upon arrival, numerous 9mm spent shell casings were observed on the sidewalk and street along East 25th Street and vehicles in the area also sustained damaged from the gunshots. The Bayonne Police Detective Bureau immediately began an investigation into the incident.

Through an investigation, detectives were able to determine that at approximately 8:40 PM, a male, later identified as Parks, entered the area of East 25th Street between Broadway and Avenue E.

At the same time, a group of individuals, one of whom later identified as Rivera, walked eastbound on East 25th Street from Broadway toward Parks.

Upon seeing Parks, Rivera brandished a firearm and fired multiple shots at Parks, causing Parks to return fire at Rivera before they both fled the area.

The investigation led to Parks and Rivera both being positively identified as the shooters.

Tuesday at about 3:32 p.m., detectives located Parks at his residence on West 30th Street and took him into custody without incident.

The search incident to Parks’ arrest led to the recovery of a substantial quantity of various narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia indicative of an intent to distribute the narcotics.

About two hours later, detectives responded to the residence of Rivera took him into custody without incident at 5:45 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation and no injuries were reported as a result of the shots fired, authorities said.

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