Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal released additional information today regarding criminal charges filed against 29-year-old Mr. Jaquan A. Suber for an incident that involved a police officer shooting him in Fort Lee over the weekend.
The charges lodged against Mr. Jaquan A. Suber mere allegations filed against him by Bergen County Officials. Mr. Suber is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law if or when he recuperates in the hospital.
Police charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.
On September 3rd, authorities charged Mr. Suber with the following offenses: Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession, and Aggravated Assault.
Following Mr. Suber's arrest, EMS rushed him to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is presently receiving medical treatment for his injuries and remains in critical condition as of Sept. 6th authorities said.
According to police officer's accounts of the incident, Fort Lee Police responded to 485 Summit Avenue on two occasions on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Police said, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Fort Lee Police were summoned to a landlord/tenant dispute at 485 Summit Avenue that involved Mr. Suber, who they said lived in the basement apartment, and his landlord, who lived on the first floor.
Police said the alleged dispute was resolved and the officers left the home.
Authorities said, at approximately 10:33 a.m., different Fort Lee Police officers responded to 485 Summit Avenue in connection with a missing person’s report.
While at the house, the officers were reportedly directed to Mr. Suber’s basement apartment to follow-up on the earlier landlord/ tenant dispute.
Thereafter, a confrontation (of some type) ensued, and police shot Suber then arrested him.
The circumstances surrounding the officers’ use of force is presently the subject of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the BCPO by July 28, 2015, Attorney General Supplemental Law Enforcement Directive Regarding Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.