The suspect is a 25-year-old resident of Bergen County, NJ. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect was involved in a violent shootout with Hackensack NJ cops in July 2013. The shooting caused four police officers to suffer serious injuries.
Two police patrol cars chased after the suspect when he allegedly attempted to flee near a housing project on First Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. As the cops pursued him, the suspect allegedly used a gun to fire gunshots at the cops. One bullet even went through the front windshield of a police cruiser and barely missed hitting a police officer in the head.
Police eventually captured the suspect, but not before shooting him 15 times and causing significant physical injuries that left him in a wheelchair.
The suspect managed to avoid trial in Bergen County Superior Court by reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. The suspect pleaded guilty to the charges for attempted murder and aggravated assault, with Bergen County prosecutors agreeing to drop the other criminal charges.
Now a superior court judge has approved the plea deal and sentenced the suspect to 20 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Gang Member Gets 20 Years for Shooting at Cops During Chase.”