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Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Suspected Shooter

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspected shooter of a Bordentown resident on Franklin Boulevard.

The 44-year-old man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital, after he had taken himself to the facility, according to a press release on the incident from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police responded to the area at about 4 p.m. Dec. 6, after receiving a “shots fired” call, according to the release. Officers found no evidence of a shooting, the release said, but while canvassing the area, police received a call from a local hospital reporting that a man had walked in with a gunshot would to his upper chest.

The man, who police did not identify, said he was involved in a physical altercation with the suspect after an attempted robbery “at a facility on Franklin Boulevard,” according to the release.

The suspect is described as being a light-skinned black male, late teens to early 20s, thin build, wearing a red sweatshirt and a red bandana covering his face, according to the release.

Anyone who was in the area of Franklin Boulevard at about 4 p.m. Dec. 6 and who may have seen the suspect is asked to call the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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