Jersey City police have arrested a man they say shot another man on July 3, authorities said.
Tyrone Rush, 35, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal attempt and conspiracy for the shooting of a 34-year-old man in the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Bidwell Avenue, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
That shooting was one of at least seven since June 25 that left at least 14 people with gunshot injuries, according to Jersey Journal reporting. City officials said there have been several arrests in connection with uptick in shooting incidents over the past two weeks.
Shooting incidents and homicides are down in the city in 2019, compared to previous years. City officials blamed the uptick in violence “to be largely attributable to several key individuals being released from jail recently,” Wallace-Scalcione said.
Rush was arrested on July 3 after police identified him using CCTV video. He arrested by his parole officer after being alerted by Jersey City police, Wallace-Scalcione said.