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Williamstown Man Accused of Firing Gun at Car, Turns Himself In

By kcora on

Authorities announced the arrest of Mark McKenna, 54, of Williamstown was arrested Wednesday afternoon by officers of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Fugitive Investigation Unit and Monroe Township police on charges of firing a gun into an occupied car in Williamstown on Feb. 12th.

The arrest occurred without incident at a Walter Avenue residence. Police said McKenna is to be turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office for transportation to jail pending a detention hearing.

Authorities charged McKenna with aggravated assault, specifically by firing a weapon into a vehicle with three occupants. According to a criminal complaint, the bullet entered a passenger window, lodging in the windshield. It did not strike the occupants.

The Monroe Township Police Department has charged McKenna with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; unlawful possession of a weapon; criminal mischief and possession of a weapon by a convicted person.

Police said the shooting resulted in activation of the Gloucester County Special Weapons and Tactics unit at McKenna’s Herbert Blvd. residence, but he was not found there the day of the shooting.