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Prospect Park man allegedly lied to cops after shooting himself in hand

By Jonathan Greene
Published: August 30, 2017

Marcel-Priest

A man from Prospect Park has been arrested and charged with weapons offenses and providing false information to police, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Marcel Priest, 22-year-old, was also charged with a person not to have a weapon due to a prior conviction.

Priest was arrested on Tuesday, authorities said. He arrived at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at around 8:10 p.m. with a gunshot wound that was later determined to be self-inflicted.

Authorities said Priest told police he had been shot. If convicted on the charges, Priest could face a maximum of more than 21 years in state prison.

Priest was arrested two years ago on drug dealing charges in Lodi. Undercover police from Lodi setup a purchase at a Dunkin’ Donuts. Priest was accused of having 40 bags of heroin.


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