HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrests of 26-year-old Englewood resident Zachary C. Anderson, and 22-year-old Hackensack resident Corey A. McKay, Jr. on charges of Aggravated Assault. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Bogota Police Department under the direction of Chief Daniel Maye.
On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a shooting occurred on Leonia Avenue, in the area of Buddy’s Place bar, in the Borough of Bogota. Responding officers and EMS treated Dakota Johnson, who suffered an apparent gunshot wound. Johnson was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The ensuing investigation revealed that a physical altercation occurred between numerous individuals. On the same day, Talek Lawson was charged with the murder of Dakota Johnson and Justin DULA was charged with aggravated assault. These charges were previously announced on December 13, 2018.
Additional investigation revealed that Anderson and McKay, Jr., had each also assaulted a party, attempting to cause serious bodily injury. The injured party was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.
As a result of the investigation, McKay, Jr. was arrested on January 17, in Hackensack, NJ and charged with one count of Aggravated Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(1), a 2nd degree crime.
Anderson was arrested on Tuesday, in Bogota, NJ, and charged with one count of Aggravated Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(1), a 2nd degree crime. ANDERSON is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on February 4, at 9:00 a.m.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Bogota Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.