Over 100 Guns Confiscated During Jersey City Police Stepped Up Patrols Citywide

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announce the Jersey City Police Department recovered its 100th gun so far this year when police officers responded to Stegman Street at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, April 15th, for reports of two people arguing.

According to police, one of the males allegedly fired six shots in the area but did not injure anyone during the incident.

Within minutes, police said they located David McFadden and gave chase when he attempted to flee.

Police swiftly apprehended McFadden and charged home in connection with the shooting police said.

Officers recovered a black Hi-Point handgun in McFadden's during a search.

“This marks the 100th handgun seized by JCPD in 2018,” said Mayor Steven M. Fulop.

“Removing such a large amount of dangerous weapons off of our streets just a quarter of the way into 2018 is a notable task. Oftentimes these are illegal guns seized at the police officer’s own peril. This milestone should serve as a reminder to us all just how dangerous an officer’s service to the public can be”

Police charged McFadden with, Unlawful Possession of Weapons, Possession of a Weapon/CDS/Firearm, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of CDS, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of a Law/Government Function, Certain Person Not Have Weapons, and Possession of Prohibited Weapon/Devices. Mr. McFadden turns 35 years old today. Keyona Degree, 25, was also placed under arrest during the incident for having an open warrant.

“We’ve seen improvements in just about all areas of public safety since 2013, ultimately reducing and deterring crime. This year alone, we’ve also seen a major decrease in shooting incidents and shooting victims, at nearly half the numbers we saw this time last year,” said Public Safety Director James Shea. “Since Mayor Fulop took office, we’ve added hundreds of police officers to our department’s total. This has allowed us to deploy manpower more effectively, focusing on some of our most important goals such as taking as many guns out of the hands of criminals as possible.”