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Gunfire Leads to Multiple Charges

Rashan M. McMillan, 44, of Hamilton Street, Franklin, faces multiple weapons charges. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

SOMERVILLE, N.J. - A Franklin resident faces multiple weapons offenses after police say he was arrested with a pistol in his waistband.

Rashan M. McMillan, 44, of Hamilton Street, located in the Somerset section, has been charged with 2nd degree, unlawful possession of a handgun, 4th degree, possession of a defaced firearm and 2nd degree, certain persons not to possess firearms, according to Somerset Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, who provided the following details:

On Oct. at 11:50 a.m. Franklin Township Police received a 911 call reporting shots fired in the area of Hamilton Street near the Douglas Gardens Apartments.  The caller described the shooter as black, wearing a red or orange t-shirt, gray pants and a red hat standing near a blue vehicle firing a handgun in the air.

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Franklin Police Sgt. Greg Price and Officer Andre Tirado approached McMillan, who matched that description and took him into custody. A fully loaded revolver with several spent shell casings was recovered from McMillan’s waistband.

McMillan is lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.  

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