A city man has been arrested and charged with weapons offenses after allegedly wounding himself in a shooting on 20th Avenue, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Bernard Mann, 34-year-old, is charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, handgun possession for unlawful purpose, and certain person not to have a weapon.
Mann shot himself in the area of 20th Avenue and Straight Street at around 12:50 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. He sought treatment at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
Police responded to the hospital, but Mann refused to cooperate with detectives. Police determined he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
Mann could face a long prison sentence if convicted on the charges. Prosecutors unsuccessfully attempted to hold him in Passaic County Jail until trial.
Judge Adam E. Jacobs rejected the state’s motion for pretrial detention on December 6, 2017. Mann was released on conditions.