UPDATE: Authorities Charge Teaneck Man with Englewood Shooting
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Odari Green, 37, Teaneck, for Attempted Murder, Weapons Charges, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Carjacking, and Armed Robbery.
According to authorities on Apr. 10th the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a shooting occurred at a private residence on West Palisade Avenue in Englewood. Responding Englewood Police Officers found two victims with multiple gunshot wounds. Two additional unharmed victims were interviewed and reported that Green attempted to shoot them, but his handgun malfunctioned.
Police said Green fled the scene of the shooting in a white Nissan Altima, which was later abandoned in Teaneck. Where he carjacked a female victim at gunpoint in Hackensack.
According to authorities, Green drove the victim’s vehicle into Maywood where he was observed by officers from the Maywood Police Department who pursued the vehicle onto the Garden State Parkway. The pursuit ended in East Orange, where the State Police took Green into custody, and a loaded handgun was recovered inside the carjacked vehicle.
Officers arrested Green on Apr. 10th and charged with four counts of Attempted Murder, one count of Carjacking, one count of Armed Robbery, two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and five counts of Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Firearm.
Officials said Green was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on April 13th at 9 a.m.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.