Police: Bayonne man charged with assault, hiding loaded gun in infant’s diaper bag


A Bayonne man has been charged with assault and hiding a loaded gun in his infant’s diaper bag on Monday, according Police Capt. Eric Amato.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Robert Correa, 35, of Bayonne, was charged with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, endangering the welfare a child, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, possession of hollow point bullets, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, certain persons not to possess a weapon, and contempt, Amato said in a statement.

Correa was taken into custody at about 3:59 p.m. on Monday from the area of West 25th Street. Officers responded to the area on a report of an assault, possibly involving a firearm.

Upon arrival, officers encountered a 35-year-old male victim on the ground and bleeding from the head while Correa was on top of him. The two parties were separated as officers began their investigation.

During the investigation, officers learned that Correa had made mention of possessing a firearm.

The investigation resulted in the recovery of a 40 cal. semiautomatic handgun, loaded with 6 rounds of ball ammunition and 3 hollow point rounds and equipped with a large capacity magazine.

The firearm was concealed in and recovered from a baby diaper bag stored on the stroller of Correa’s infant child, which was in the immediate area of the incident. Correa was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.

The victim refused medical treatment and left the scene. While Correa was being processed, it was discovered that he was categorized as a certain person to not possess a weapon.

Additionally, it was also ascertained that the firearm had been reported stolen out of Pennsylvania.

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