Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Mr. Steven J. Lawson, 41, of Garfield, on charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, and Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose.
According to a statement released by authorities, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at approximately 11:26 p.m., the Garfield Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting that occurred at 205 Wessington Avenue.
Upon arrival, police located Lawson in the residence with an apparent gunshot wound.
Police say EMS transported Lawson to the Hackensack University Medical Center, where he is currently in stable condition.
Offcials say at that time, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was contacted and the ensuing investigation revealed that during a domestic violence incident, Lawson allegedly physically assaulted two victims and the shooting was the result of one of the victims acting in self-defense.
Officials say he is scheduled to appear in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack when he is released from the hospital.