Friday, February 21, 2014

Scotch Plains NJ Shooting Now Considered Not Accidental - Shooter Charged

Local news reports

Police have filed charges against 28-year-old Robert Dietz following the shooting at 1988 Church Ave. in Scotch Plains on Tuesday morning, Feb. 18. 

According to Union County Prosecutor's Office spokesperson Mark Spivey, the defendant is charged with third-degree aggravated assault, fourth-degree pointing a loaded firearm at another person, and fourth-degree possession of a high-capacity magazine. 

A search of the home resulted in the seizure of 92 firearms, and many of the seized weapons were legally owned and registered. 

The victim, also named Robert Dietz, 65, was rushed to University Hospital in Newark following the shooting and since has been treated and released.

1 comment:

  1. We've discussed before my opinion of most accidental shootings, that the great majority are actually negligent shootings. These charges don't necessarily change make the behavior or intent of the person with the gun any more evil, since the law says you can be charged if you're being a dumb-ass,

    "(3) Recklessly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

    (4) Knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life points a firearm, as defined in section 2C:39-1 f., at or in the direction of another, whether or not the actor believes it to be loaded; or"

    So this is what dumb-asses get charged with in New Jersey when they repeat that tired excuse, "I didn't know it was loaded"