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Four Individuals Arrested After Englewood Shooting Incident


Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Lavar Proctor, 44, of New York, NY; Dasia L. Bethea, 27, of Englewood, NJ; Dana N. Proctor, 44, of McDonough, Georgia; and Tierney Thompson, 48, of New York, NY on charges related to a shooting incident in Englewood.

According to Prosecutor Musella, on Thursday, February 3, the Englewood Police Department received a 911 call reporting gunshots fired in the area of 41 E. Forest Avenue, Englewood (Forest Park Gardens). 

Prosecutor Musella said that responding officers were advised that there was an altercation involving multiple adults with a 2-year-old child, and a gunshot was fired. 

According to Prosecutor Musella, shortly thereafter, a 27-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg arrived at Englewood Hospital, where he was treated for his injury and released.

An investigation conducted by detectives from the Englewood Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit revealed that Lavar Proctor shot the victim. 

The investigation also revealed that Lavar Proctor, Dasia Bethea, and Dana Proctor endangered the welfare of the 2-year-old child.

According to Prosecutor Musella, Dasia Bethea, Dana Proctor and Tierney Thompson also hindered the apprehension of Lavar Proctor.

Prosecutor Musella stated that on Friday, February 4, Dasia Bethea, Dana Proctor and Tierney Thompson were arrested and charged with hindering the apprehension of another. 

Dasia Bethea and Dana Proctor were additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a child. 

They were all remanded to the Bergen County Jail and released on their own recognizance.

According to Prosecutor Musella, on Wednesday, March 2, Lavar Proctor was arrested in Bronx, NY and charged with attempted murder, possession of a handgun while having a prior conviction, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. 

The New York Police Department also charged him with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, criminal possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful wearing of a body vest. 

He was remanded to the Rikers Island Jail pending extradition.