Two men facing charges from Sunday shooting in Aberdeen
We now know more of the story behind a reported Sunday night shooting at a home in Aberdeen and there was only minimal and minor injury.
Two men, Christopher Allen, 22, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen where the incident occurred and Gregory Greenidge-Shepherd, 27, of Perth Amboy are charged with first degree Armed Robbery in connection with a home invasion and shots fired at 891 Cedar Place in the Township, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office.
Aberdeen Police responded around 11:30 pm to a 911 call of shots fired.
Both Allen and Greenidge-Shepherd were arrested nearby a short time later after fleeing empty handed from the home.
There were two people inside the home at the time, the owner and her boyfriend, according to MCPO spokesman Chris Swendeman.
He said the boyfriend received first aid on the scene for a very minor non-life threatening injury.
In addition to the aforementioned criminal offenses they both are charged with second degree Armed Burglary and Possession of Firearms for an Unlawful Purpose.
Greenidge-Shepherd is also facing charges for second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun while Allen faces an added charge of second degree Unlawful Possession of a Rifle.
Allen and Greenidge-Shepherd face a minimum sentence of 30 years in a New Jersey state prison without parole if convicted of Armed Robbery and a maximum sentence of life in prison subject to the provisions of the “No Early Release Act” (NERA), requiring them to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole.
They would also be under parole supervision for five years following release from state prison.
If convicted of Armed Burglary, they will get sentences of five to ten years in prison.
They face five to ten years in prison if convicted of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful purpose.
If convicted of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Greenidge-Shepherd faces five to ten years in state prison with a period of up to three years which has to be served before becoming eligible for parole.
Allen faces five to ten years in state prison with a period of up to three years that must be served prior to becoming eligible for parole if he's convicted of the Unlawful Possession of a Rifle charge.
As the investigation continues anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Detective Adam Hess of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, at 732-431-7160 extension 2939.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
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