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West Orange Man Charged with Shooting Woman in Roxbury

Roxbury Township

Morris County authorities announced the arrest of Mr. Michael Mecca, 39, of West Orange who was wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Sunday. 

Police said Mecca (“the defendant”) argued with the victim, at which point he left the location of the argument and returned a short time later with a handgun.

According to police, following an altercation between the defendant and victim, it is alleged that the defendant pulled a .40 caliber Highpoint handgun from his waistband and fired at the victim.

The victim sustained more than one gunshot wound to the leg. The defendant then fled the scene. 

The victim was transported for medical treatment and is expected to survive.

The firearm alleged to have been used in the shooting was recovered in the area shortly after the incident.

 The defendant turned himself into law enforcement today. 

Mecca has been charged with second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and second degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose in connection with this incident.

The defendant is currently in law enforcement custody, pending a court appearance.

Members of the Roxbury Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit all participated in the investigation.

 A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.

Despite this accusation, this defendant

is presumed innocent until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.