Hanover Township Motel ShootingHanover Township NJ police arrested a man accused of shooting someone at a motel in Whippany, New Jersey.

The shooting occurred at the Econo Lodge motel on Route 10 in Whippany, NJ. Whippany is an unincorporated community in Hanover Township, NJ.

According to law enforcement, the 23-year-old suspect entered the motel and opened fire on the victim. Afterwards, the suspect reportedly fled the area.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound due to the shooting. He was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he got medical treatment for his injuries. Thankfully, doctors were able to ensure that the victim survived the shooting.

Multiple police agencies worked together on a joint investigation into the incident.

Shortly after the shooting, police searched the area for the suspect. Law enforcement eventually tracked down the suspect in Brooklyn NJ, where he was arrested without incident.

Police also captured a 24-year-old woman who was wanted in connection with the shooting. The female suspect hails from Paterson, New Jersey.

The main suspect, who lives in Boonton Township NJ, was charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

According to officials, the suspect has a criminal record which includes an arrest for cocaine distribution and heroin distribution.

The female suspect in the shooting case was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and hindering apprehension.

After being placed under arrest, both suspects were being held in police custody by the New York Police Department. The suspects are soon set be extradited to Morris County, NJ.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to look into the incident. Members of the public with information about the suspects or the shooting are asked to call the Hanover Township Police Department at 973-428-2512, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Morris County Crime Stoppers tip line at 973-267-2255.


For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Wanted in N.J. Motel Shooting Arrested in Brooklyn.”