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Two Suspects Face Weapons Charges After Manville Fight

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Najee McCoy of Plainfield. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
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Rashin Abner of Bound Brook Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
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MANVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face weapons charges in the wake of a large fight and shooting on June 23 in the vicinity of Foxtails Lounge on South Street.

Rashir Abner, 31, of Hamilton Street, Bound Brook and  Najee McCoy, 30 of West 5th Street, Plainfield, have each been charged with 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and 2nd degree Certain Persons Not to Possess a Handgun. New Jersey, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Both suspects are  lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

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Robertson provided the following account:

Multiple 911 calls were received around 12:20 a.m. June reporting a large fight and shots fired in the area of Foxtails Lounge.  Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Manville Police Department subsequently obtained video of the incident. The video footage revealed two males in possession of handguns.  Further investigation was conducted in conjunction with the Plainfield Police Department who helped identifiy the two suspects.  

On June 28, 2018, members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Manville Police Department and Bound Brook Police Department arrested defendant Abner at his residence in Bound Brook. The next day, members of the Plainfield Police Department arrested defendant McCoy in Plainfield without incident. 

Robertson asks anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Manville Borough Police Department at (908) 725-1900 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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