Bound Brook Men Charged With September Drive-By Shooting

Dyshawn Williams and Sekuann Copeland, left to right. Photo: Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Two Bound Brook men were charged recently with attempted murder in connection with a September drive-by shooting on Franklin Boulevard.

Dyshawn O. Williams, 23 and Sekuann D. Copeland, 22, both of Talmadge Avenue in Bound Brook, were charged with 1st Degree Attempted Murder and 2nd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose following their arrests on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4, respectively, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

The charges stem from a Sept. 12, 2018 incident in which township police were called to the Franklin Boulevard area on a report of shots being fired. Responding officers found a man with a gunshot wound to his hip, according to the release.

The victim told police that he was driving when an SUV tailgated him, then pulled up alongside his car, according to the release. The SUV’s passenger then shot at the victim, the release said.

Investigators found two bullet holes in the victim’s car, according to the release.

The investigation revealed that Copeland and Williams were in the SUV at the time of the shooting, according to the release.

Williams was found and arrested on Jan. 3 with help from Bound Brook police, and Copeland was found and arrested on Jan. 4 with help from Manville Police, according to the release.

Both men were lodged in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at 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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