Somerset County officials announced the arrest of Emmanuel Williams, 23, Highland Park, in relation to gunshots fired in the area of South Street and South 3rd Avenue in the late afternoon hours of Tuesday, June 28, in Manville.
Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart stated that on Tuesday, June 28, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Manville Police Officers were dispatched to the area of South Street and South 3rd Avenue in response to a 911 call for shots fired.
According to Prosecutor Taggart, Manville Police Department officers did not locate any injured victims upon arrival.
Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Detectives from the Manville Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.
As a result of the investigation, Emmanuel Williams was identified as one of the individuals involved in the shooting. Williams was arrested on the scene without incident.
Prosecutor Taggart stated that Williams was charged with Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
Williams was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing. Detectives from the Manville Police Department and detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are continuing the investigation.
Somerset County officials request anyone with information relating to the shots fired to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Manville Police Department at (908) 725-1900.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.