SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jaki Hooks-Lewis, 20, turned himself into authorities last week, according to an announcement made by Somerset County law enforcement officials.
On Jan. 3, police responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting gunshots in the Dewald Avenue area in Franklin Township. According to police, responding officers located a 31-year old male, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Detectives say, their investigation identified the shooter as Jaki N. Hooks-Lewis.
Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated "upon surrendering to detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and the Franklin Township Police Department at 2:00 p.m., defendant Hooks-Lewis was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing."
"On January 4, 2017, defendant Hooks-Lewis was charged with 2rd degree, aggravated assault. His father, Jason Lewis, age 43, also of Dewald Avenue, was charged with 3rd degree, hindering apprehension," Somerset County Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Franklin Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts and Robertson said in a statement.
Jason Lewis turned himself into authorities at the Somerset County jail on Feb. 10, according to police.