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Asbury Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Monmouth County


By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Monmouth County announced that an Asbury Park man has been arrested and charged in connection with a non-fatal shooting that took place last month.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago reported that Nazzir Wallace, 18, is charged with first-degree Attempted Murder, three second-degree weapons offenses, two third-degree drug offenses, fourth-degree Eluding, fourth-degree Obstruction of Justice, a fourth-degree weapons offense, and Resisting Arrest, a disorderly persons offense.

At approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, officials stated the Asbury Park Police Department responded to the 100 block of Memorial Drive on a report of shots fired.

Officials said minutes later, authorities received notification that an adult male with a gunshot injury had been admitted to a nearby local hospital.

According to officials, An investigation involving members of the MCPO Major Crimes Bureau and the Asbury Park Police resulted in Wallace being identified as a suspect.

He was apprehended in Asbury Park late last week following a brief pursuit – after which he was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and a quantity of cocaine and heroin, officials say.

Authorities say Wallace was then lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) pending future proceedings in Monmouth County Superior Court.