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Newark Ironbound Man Charged with Kearny Shooting


By: Richard L. Smith 

Kearny Police charged Mr. Michael Dellisanti, 34, of Newark, with aggravated assault and weapon possession offenses related to a shooting investigation in Kearny Tuesday.  

According to Kearny Police Chief King, at 5:47 p.m. on June 13, officers responded to a report of a shooting on Brighton Avenue between Wilson and Bergen Avenues.

Chief King said a preliminary investigation showed that a 30-year-old Kearny woman was parking her car when Dellisanti allegedly pulled up next to her as the passenger in a silver Ford Focus.

Dellisanti reportedly fired one round from a handgun into the victim’s driver’s side door but did not injure anyone.

He and his driver then reportedly fled in the Ford Focus. According to Chief King, further investigation revealed that the shooting victim had a parking dispute some days earlier with Dellisanti. 

The same Ford Fusion used in this incident was involved in a hit-and-run crash minutes earlier on Hoyt Street and sustained heavy rear-end damage.

A handgun was reportedly displayed in the moments surrounding that crash, but no shots were fired.  A warrant has been issued for Dellisanti’s arrest, but he remains at large as of this writing.

The investigation remains active.

Members of the public with information about this incident are urged to contact Det. Kyle Plaugic at (201) 998-1313 ext. 2834, or via email at