A city man has charged with attempted murder and other offenses for his role in a police-involved shooting on Thursday evening, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Kevin Gallashawj, 20-year-old, has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, eluding, and certain persons not to possess weapons, authorities said.
Gallashawj is charged for his role in the police-involved shooting that occurred at around 6:40 p.m. in the area of Fulton Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard.
Police attempted to pull over Gallashawj in his vehicle, but he attempted to drive away. Police activated their siren and began to chase the vehicle to bring the vehicle to a stop.
While fleeing police, Gallashawj crashed into a parked car at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Fulton Street.
Gallashawj exited the vehicle and fired a handgun in the direction of the pursuing officers, authorities said. One officer returned fire.
No parties were struck with projectiles in the exchange, authorities said.
Gallashawj tried to flee the scene of the crash. After a foot chase, he was placed under arrest.
Police seized a .45 caliber handgun from Gallashawj.
No one was injured in the incidents. Gallashawj was the sole occupant in his vehicle.
Gallashawj has a previous cocaine possession conviction, according to state records.
Gallashawj faces a long prison sentence if convicted on all the charges.
Prosecutors have filed a motion for pretrial detention. Gallashawj is scheduled to appear before a judge on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10 a.m.