Police: Bayonne man arrested for shots fired incident, no injuries and no weapon recovered


A Bayonne man was arrested early Sunday morning for a shots fired incident in which no injuries were reported and no weapon was recovered, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jay F. Romero, 28, of Bayonne, was charged with possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Romero was taken into custody at 12:31 a.m. from the area of East 22nd Street. Officers responded to the area of East 31st Street on reports of shots fired.

The man, later identified as Romero, was observed fleeing the area in a white pick-up truck towards Prospect Avenue.

Police immediately began an investigation and learned that Romero and another male met in the area. During the meet, Romero fired two shots toward an empty lot before the two fled the area.

A canvas of the area resulted in officers locating the suspect’s pick-up truck, occupied by only Romero, in the area of East 22nd Street a short while after the incident.

The on-scene investigation resulted in Romero being positively identified as the individual who fired the shots and no weapon was recovered, authorities said.

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