25-year-old city resident Michael Holmes has been charged with attempted murder for his role in wounding a Orange resident on 12th Avenue, according to police.
Holmes also has been charged with armed robbery, weapons offenses, and certain persons not to have weapons, according to police. He and two others allegedly approached to rob a 28-year-old Orange man who works at a business on 12th Avenue and was closing down the shop at about 6 p.m. on January 20th, 2016.
Police said the suspects demanded the employee’s possession at which point one of the three produced a weapon and shot the victim in the foot. The suspects then fled on foot, according to police.
A two-week investigation by Ceasefire Unit detectives Christopher Ravallese and Edgar Torres identified Holmes as an actor in the shooting. He was arrested on 12th Avenue and East 22nd Street by Ravallese, Torres, Rolando Polio, and Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office detective Michael Boone.
Holmes is being held at city police lock up pending court proceedings. Police continue to investigate the shooting – anyone with information is being urged to call (973) 321-1342.