Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) arrested a 22-year-old city man who fired shots on Jefferson Street on September 12th, 2015, said police director Jerry Speziale on Tuesday afternoon.
Kadeem Colemen has been charged with felony possession of a firearm under United States Federal statutes, said the director. Colemen could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, said the director.
Ceasefire detectives heard two shots fired in the area on that Saturday at about 1:10 a.m. They responded to the area after gunshot alerts came in before receiving information that a black Dodge sedan that was possibly involved was on Rosa Parks Boulevard and Harrison Street.
Police conducted a motor vehicle stop at about 1:23 a.m. arresting Coleman, a passenger in the vehicle, who had in his possession a .45 caliber semi-auto pistol, said the director.
Federal agent conducted their own investigation following the arrest and took Colemen in federal custody. Known on the streets as K’Rock, Coleman was charged with gun possession and possession of a stolen weapon.
Speziale said ATF has close working ties with the Ceasefire, Narcotics Units, and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. “Working side by side with the ATF and Passaic County Prosecutors Office will aid us in our efforts to rid the city of guns and hold those responsible accountable,” said the director.
The director praised the partnership between local, county, and federal law enforcement agencies. “The detective’s and agents involved are some of the finest in the nation and anyone that continues to be part of this violent behavior will face serious consequences,” said Speziale. “This should send a clear message that individuals involved in violent crimes involving a weapon will be held accountable for their actions.”