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Attempted Murder Charge for Morris Twp. Man After Apartment Shooting

Victim in stable condition at Morristown Medical Center, prosecutor says.

Morris County Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. Photo by Jason Koestenblatt
Morris County Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. Photo by Jason Koestenblatt
A 20-year-old township man was charged with attempted murder and robbery Tuesday following a shooting in the morning at the Jean Street Apartments in Morris Township.

Alexander Duval Foster was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a .38 Special revolver was recovered from his home, according to Morris County acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Knapp, who announced Foster's arrest along with Morris Township Police Chief John McGuinness and Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz, said at about 1 a.m. the Morristown Police Department was contacted about a man brought to Morristown Medical Center claiming he was shot in the abdomen. The man who was shot, and is currently in stable condition at the hospital, described where the incident occurred and who shot him, and officers responded to the apartment complex.

At the scene, two shell casings and one live round were found near a blood stain, Knapp's office said in a release. Foster was allegedly identified as a person potentially responsible for the shooting, he said.

A search warrant was authorized for Foster and his home, in which the gun was found, Knapp said. Also found was a package of marijuana, Knapp said.

Foster was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (more than 50 grams), possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property.

Foster was sent to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Authorities are continuing their investigation of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Morris Township Police Department at 973-539-0777 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200.

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