MORRISTOWN, NJ - Michael Barisone, age 54, of West Mill Road, Washington Township, has been indicted on charges related to a shooting that occurred in Washington Township, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Chief Jeffrey Almer of the Washington Township Police Department.
According to authorities, an indictment was returned charging Barisone with two (2) counts of attempted murder, crimes of the first degree, and two (2) counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, crimes of the second degree. The charges in the indictment are related to an incident that occurred on August 7, 2019 in Washington Township, said police. At approximately 2:13 p.m., police received a 911 call from a female reporting gunshot wounds, they said. Washington Township Police responded to the scene and located one female who had sustained what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The defendant, Michael Barisone, and a second male victim were also located at the scene. A handgun was also recovered. According to police, the investigation revealed that Barisone allegedly fired the gun during the incident.
If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, or the Washington Township Police Department at 908-876-3232.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.