BAYONNE, NJ - A 27-year-old East Orange man was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting that took place just hours before in front of Bayonne City Hall.

As reported by TAPinto Bayonne, the incident took place at approximately 8:25 a.m. and sent the victim, a 24-year-old Newark man, to Jersey City Medical Center with two gunshot wounds, one to his left side and one to his upper torso.

Members of the Bayonne Police Department’s Detective Bureau launched an investigation immediately with all witnesses and CCTV footage being consulted. The investigation revealed that while the victim was seated in the rear passenger compartment of a parked vehicle in front of City Hall, a second vehicle pulled up alongside it, at which point driver, later identified as Malachi F. Worsley, brandished a handgun and fired at the victim, striking him twice.

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The suspect’s vehicle was later discovered parked and unoccupied in the Greenville section of Jersey City where, after a four-block foot chase, Worsely was apprehended.  

“This type of senseless violence by an individual with no regard for human life has no place in society, let alone in our community. This type of random violence puts all of us on edge,” Bayonne Police Chief Robert Geisler said. “I would like to acknowledge all of the officers and detectives who worked quickly to bring this incident to a close before anyone else was injured." 

Worsley faces several charges included Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Certain Persons not to Possess a Weapon.

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