Suspect arrested for November shooting incident in Bound Brook

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Bound Brook Borough, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Borough of Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet announced the arrest of Mohamed Hussein, age 35, Talmage Avenue, Bound Brook, New Jersey in relation to a shooting that occurred in the area of Talmage Avenue in the morning hours of Friday, November 5, 2021 in Bound Brook.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on November 5, 2021 at approximately 8:48 am, Bound Brook Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired in the area of Talmage Avenue. Upon responding, officers spoke to the victim, a Bound Brook resident, who stated that an individual wearing a green sweatshirt kicked in his apartment door and began a verbal argument with him. The victim stated he exited his residence and went to the rear of the building to fight the individual. Upon walking to the rear of the building, the victim saw the individual with the green sweatshirt raise his arm and heard a shot. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit along with detectives from the Bound Brook Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

As a result of this investigation, Mohamed Hussein was identified as the individual involved in the shooting. On November 5, 2021, Defendant Hussein was taken into custody by the Bound Brook Police Department without incident. Prosecutor Robertson stated that defendant Hussein has been charged with 1st degree Attempted Murder, 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon without a Permit and 4th degree Possession of Hollow Point ammunition. Defendant Hussein was lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing in this matter.

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Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Chief Bet request that anyone with information relating to the shooting investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-231-7100 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.