TOMS RIVER – A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged for attempted homicide after opening fire at a car on the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey State Police said.
On January 12, police said two men had an altercation at a gas station in Manchester. The victim and the suspect both left the station in the same direction. The suspect opened fire on the victim as his car got on the Parkway near exit 80.
The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury to the knee and was brought to Community Medical Center by another occupant in the car. The victim provided a description of the suspect, who was driving a black Dodge Charger.
State Police Detectives along with members of the Manchester Township Police Department were able to identify the car involved in the shooting, and determined that 22-year-old William Sabo of Berkeley fired at the victim’s car from the passenger side.
On January 14, detectives from the Troop “D” Criminal Investigation Office along with members of the State Police K9 Unit, TEAMS Unit, Berkeley Police, and Ocean County Prosecutors Office executed a search warrant at Sabo’s home in Berkeley Township and arrested him without incident.
After searching the home and Sabo’s car, detectives seized a .40 caliber handgun, a .32 caliber revolver, two high-capacity magazines, 2.5 ounces of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Sabo was charged with attempted homicide, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a weapon during a CDS offense, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.