FREEHOLD – An Asbury Park man is charged with a shots fired incident in the city on Sunday. The incident did not involve any injuries but prompted an investigation, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Dyquan P. Young, 18, is charged with second degree Possession of a Firearm for Unlawful Purpose in connection with shots fired in the vicinity of Prospect and Mattison avenues in Asbury Park. Young was also charged with second degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, third degree Hindering the Apprehension of Another, third degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, third degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute, third degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute within 1,000 Feet of a School and fourth degree Tampering.
Young is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending a detention hearing scheduled for Feb. 12, 2018 before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John R. Tassini.
Asbury Park police responded to a 911 call received at 2:15 p.m., on Sunday reporting multiple shots fired in the 100 block of Prospect Avenue. Police arrived on scene to find no victims but evidence was collected from the scene.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Asbury Police Department determined a group of people were gathered in the area when the gunfire occurred.
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Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Detective Patrick Petruzziello of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 or Detective Cynthia Yost of the Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300.
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If convicted of the second degree weapons offenses, Young faces five to ten years in state prison with a period of up to 42 months minimum or up to half the sentence imposed that must be served prior to becoming eligible for parole. The third degree offenses carry a state prison term of between three to five years, and the fourth degree offenses carries a term of up to 18 months in state prison.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.