An Asbury Park man has been arrested and charged in connection to a shooting last month.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says 18-year-old Nazzir Wallace has been charged with the following;

  • First-degree attempted murder
  • Three second-degree weapons offenses
  • Two third-degree drug offenses
  • Fourth-degree eluding
  • Fourth-degree obstruction of justice
  • A fourth-degree weapons offense
  • Resisting Arrest, a disorderly persons offense

At around 11:00 on the night of Wednesday, August 30th, officers with the Asbury Park Police Department responded to the 100 block of Memorial Drive for a report of shots fired.

100 block of Memorial Drive in Asbury Park NJ - Photo: Google Maps
100 block of Memorial Drive in Asbury Park NJ - Photo: Google Maps

Minutes later, authorities received word that an adult male with a gunshot wound had been admitted to a nearby local hospital.

An investigation ... resulted in Wallace being identified as a suspect. He was apprehended in Asbury Park late last week following a brief pursuit – after which he was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and a quantity of cocaine and heroin.

Wallace is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending future court proceedings.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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