Category Archives: Violent Crimes

Man arrested and charged with Attempted Murder after shooting off-duty police officer

A 36-year old East Orange man was arrested and charged last night after he purportedly shot an off-duty police officer during an altercation at a local convenience store.

Shaahid Forshee was taken into custody in Newark hours after the alleged shooting. The officer, who was allegedly unarmed, was attempting to break up a fight between Forshee and another man. According to the article published by and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the officer “narrowly escaped serious injury when a bullet grazed his head.” He was taken to University Hospital in Newark and is believed to be in stable condition.

Forshee and the other man fled the scene. Following his apprehension, Forshee was charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, and associated weapons offenses. He is currently lodged in the Essex County Correctional Facility.

If convicted of Attempted Murder, a crime of the First Degree, Forshee faces between 10-20 years in NJ State Prison, with a requirement that he serve 85% of any sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole, as per NERA (No Early Release Act for violent offenses).

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Montgomery mom who allegedly suffocated her 2 children charged with murder

Yuhwei Chou, 36-years old, was charged earlier this week with the Murder of her 2 children, 7-year old Samantha Ross and 11-month old Paul Ross (who would have celebrated his 1st birthday in December). Authorities were summoned to Mountainview Road in Hillsborough on Tuesday at approximately 7:41am when a witness called to report finding a… Continue Reading

Fifth Suspect Arrested in Paterson Murder

According to authorities, a 24 year-old woman, Jenna Peselli from Newton is the fifth suspect to be arrested as part of a murder which allegedly took place in Paterson on May 1, 2021 on Redwood and Totowa Avenues. Police allege that there was a conspiracy which involving numerous teenagers, who were previously arrested. Authorities allege… Continue Reading

Paterson man Charged After Punching One Year-Old in Stomach & Bribing Daughter with Barbie Doll to Take Blame

According to authorities, a Paterson man was arrested after punching a one year-old boy in the stomach, causing the child to undergo emergency surgery on Christmas Day. Police allege that 37 year-old Jeanandre Desir gave his 5 year-old daughter a barbie doll so that she would lie to detectives and say that she hit the… Continue Reading