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


Two people were charged with attempted murder for a shots fired incident that occurred in Bayonne last week, with another charged with hindering apprehension, police said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Raquan Harvey, 18, of Bayonne, and a juvenile, 17, of Flemington, are each charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Harvey was also charged with possession of hollow point bullets, while Maegan Pallas, 42, of Flemington, was charged with hindering apprehension.

The shooting incident occurred on October 21st in the area of 19th Street and Avenue C. On that date at approximately 5:39 p.m., officers and detectives responded to the area on a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, they secured the scene and began searching for the individuals that had just been shooting at each other, later identified as Harvey and the juvenile. That search led them to a residence in the area where Harvey was located.

During the on-scene investigation, numerous pieces of evidence were located and recovered and Harvey was positively identified as one of the shooters.

He was subsequently taken into custody and a .45 caliber handgun, loaded with hollow point bullets, was recovered and confirmed as the firearm used by Harvey. The second shooter was unable to be located at that time.

As the investigation continued, a teenager was positively identified as the second shooter and was ultimately located and taken into custody from a residence in south Jersey by Bayonne Police Detectives on October 24th at about 12:11 p.m.

Inside the residence, a .380 cal semi-automatic handgun was recovered as it was in possession of a juvenile.

The investigation also confirmed that Pallas hindered the juvenile’s apprehension by driving him to the south Jersey town knowing that he was wanted by the Bayonne Police Department.

As a result, she was taken into custody yesterday at about 4:15 p.m. and charged accordingly, authorities said.

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