MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Police are confirming that there is an active, ongoing investigation of an alleged burglary and shot fired on Frederick Place in Morris Township on Saturday July 28.

According to police, at approximately 8:15 pm., police were notified of an alleged burglary on Frederick Place. An unknown suspect, who was armed with a handgun, had attempted to make entry into the rear of a residence, said the Morris County Prosecutor's Office in a press release. The resident’s dog chased after the suspect, at which time it is believed that the suspect fired the handgun in the direction of the dog, said authorities.

The fired shot is believed to have entered into the home, they said. The resident was home at the time but there were no injuries as a result of this event.

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The suspect has been described by the resident of the home as a black male, with an athletic build, approximately 5-6” to 5-8”, said police. The suspect is believed to be in his late 20’s or early 30’s, with short hair on both sides and with one inch twisted braids on top. He was reportedly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and wearing a black backpack, said police.

The investigation is active and ongoing, and law enforcement is seeking the public’s assistance with information. Anyone with any type of information is encouraged to contact the Morris Township Police at 973-539-0777, Morris Township Detective Justin Crowell at 973-326-7484, the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200.

Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers Program at, 973-COP-CALL or by using the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device. You will remain completely anonymous.


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