Prosecutor: 26-Year-Old Area Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Shooting

An area 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the near fatal shooting of a man, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday.

Yacir James, of Keansburg, has been charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (firearm), and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

The case background …

At 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, Keansburg police were dispatched to the 100 block of Highland Boulevard for a report of shots fired and a possible shooting victim at the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Highland Boulevard. Upon arrival, police found a male victim in the street suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.

The defendant was taken into custody a short time later.

For anyone who may have witnessed this incident, please contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Nicolas Logothetis at 800-533-7443 or Keansburg Township Police Department Detective Thomas Sheehan at 732-787-0600.