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Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced to Seven Years For Weapons, Ammunition Possession in Jersey City

Jersey City

A Hudson County man was sentenced today to seven years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition in connection with an incident in which he shot another individual in Jersey City, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Hassan Mosby, 40, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On October 12, 2019, members of the Jersey City Police Department were dispatched to the area of Martin Luther King Drive between Woodlawn and Armstrong Avenues in Jersey City on a report of shots fired in the area.

Officers located a crime scene that included six 9-millimeter shell casings. While the officers were canvassing the area and processing the crime scene, they reviewed video footage from city cameras near the shooting. 

The video showed a brief altercation within a group of males on the sidewalk on Martin Luther King Drive. At the end of the altercation, Mosby pointed and fired a handgun several times at a victim, striking the victim.

By viewing additional video footage from other city cameras, officers determined that Mosby walked directly to a nearby residence immediately after the shooting. 

Officers went to the residence and were let inside by a resident, where they observed Mosby sitting in a chair. Mosby stated, “You got me, I’m who you are looking for. They had nothing to do with it.” 

Mosby was arrested, and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Officers then found a 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun loaded with seven rounds of ammunition.

Subsequent ballistics testing determined that five shell casings found at the crime scene were discharged from the firearm found in the residence.