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Howell Man Arrested for Shots Fired at Rideshare Vehicle

Howell Township

By: Yuritza Arroyo 

Authorities in Monmouth County announced a Howell Township resident has been arrested and charged in connection with firing a handgun outside his girlfriend’s home early Sunday morning.

According to officials, Pietro Ventricelli, 44, of Howell Township, was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree Attempted Murder, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose(Firearm), and one count of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Howell Police say at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 15, officers responded to a call for shots fired from a home on Carrie Drive. 

The investigation revealed that three juvenile friends of the homeowner’s son were sitting in his vehicle in front of the house, awaiting the arrival of a rideshare service.

According to Police, upon arrival, the three juveniles got out of the vehicle, inadvertently setting off the vehicle’s alarm system.

Ventricelli, the homeowner’s boyfriend, came outside and began firing at the rideshare vehicle, later identified as a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, striking it three times.

The driver was able to leave without any injuries to anyone within the vehicle.