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Keansburg Man Arrested for Attempted Murder


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Monmouth County authorities announced that a Keansburg man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a man from Keyport.

According to officials, Yacir James, 26, was 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. 


Officials say at approximately 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday morning, May 2, Keansburg Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Highland Boulevard for a report of shots fired and a possible shooting victim at the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Highland Boulevard.

According to Police, upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim in the street, suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is in stable condition. 

The defendant was taken into custody a short time later.