Police arrested Jersey City resident Daniel Wilson, 22, and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting, which took place near Martin Luther King Drive and Forrest Street around 8 p.m.
“We continue to get solid results from the Shooting Response Team, the Gang/Narcotics squad, and all of our police officers,” said Acting Public Safety Director James R. Shea. “We are committed to the improved safety of Jersey City residents and will continue to use all means available to bring about positive results.”
Mayor Steven Fulop created the Shooting Response Team, a collection of seasoned detectives which investigates every non-fatal shooting in the city.
“Our Shooting Response Team has been an effective new tool working to gain critical intelligence to remove violent offenders from our city streets,” Fulop said in a press release issued by his office Tuesday. “It is this type of policing and cooperation that we are implementing at every level of the Police Department to enhance public safety for all of our residents.”
In recent weeks plain-clothed and uniformed officers have been conducting ongoing street operations, which have resulted in more than 200 arrests to date.