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Second Suspect Arrested for Shots Fired in Manville

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Manville

Somerset County officials announced the arrest of Rasheedah Kearse, 28, South Bound Brook, in relation to gunshots fired in the area of South Street and South 3rd Avenue in the late afternoon hours of Tuesday, June 28, in Manville.

Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart stated that on Tuesday, June 28, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Manville Police Officers were dispatched to the area of South Street and South 3rd Avenue in response to a 911 call for shots fired. 

According to Prosecutor Taggart, upon arrival, Manville Police Department officers did not locate any injured victims.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Detectives from the Manville Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.   

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Rasheedah Kearse was identified as an additional individual involved in the incident.  

Prosecutor Taggart said that on June 29, Rasheedah Kearse was arrested without incident in South Bound Brook.  

Kearse was charged with Unlawful Possession of a firearm and Hindering.  Defendant Kearse was lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.  

Defendant Emmanuel Williams was previously taken into custody on Tuesday, June 28, for his involvement in this incident.  

Detectives from the Manville Police Department and detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are continuing the investigation.

Somerset County officials request anyone with information relating to the shots fired to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Manville Police Department at (908) 725-1900. 

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). 

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.