The shooting incident involving an off-duty city police officer who fired his weapon outside a 7-Eleven on Main Street injuring two men has been referred to a grand jury, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Dante L. Gordon, 25, is charged with aggravated assault by pointing a gun in the direction of another, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and two-count of aggravated assault by recklessly causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon, authorities said.
Gordon was arrested on Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. His bail was set at $100,000. The unmarried police officer posted bail and was released with electronic monitoring bracelet.
Authorities said Gordon fired his weapon on Thursday, February 25, 2016 outside of 262 Main Street at around 1:20 a.m.
Debris and fragment from the fired shot injured two men from Paterson and Wanaque. Police did learned about the weapon discharge nine hours later.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office was notified of the incident resulting in an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team.
Gordon joined the city’s police force in mid-2014. He has been suspended without pay., according to city officials.