Township Man Wanted By Police In Drive-By Shooting


Police have arrested Avery C. Gorman of Trenton, left and are searching for Devin Alexander of Somerset, right, in connection with an Aug. 1 drive-by shooting on Ambrose Street.

Police are looking for a 21-year-old township man they believe was the gunman in an Aug. 1 drive-by shooting on Ambrose Street.

A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Devin Alexander of Hamilton Street, who police say fired a handgun at a man while he was sitting in his parked car.

A Princeton man, Avery C. Gorman, 21, was arrested on a charge of 1st Degree Attempted Murder in connection with the incident, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the release, township police received a report of shots being fired in the vicinity of Eugene Avenue at about 7:09 p.m. Aug. 1.

Responding officers located a man who said he had been shot at while sitting in his parked car on Ambrose St., according to the release.

The investigation revealed that a dark blue Honda Accord with tinted windows pulled up in front of the victim’s car, and the front passenger in the Honda fired a handgun at the victim, shattering glass but missing the man.

Police said the investigation led to their belief that the shooter was Alecander and Gorman was the driver.

At about 6:41 p.m. on Aug, 2, township police saw Gorman driving his car on Stothoff Street, according to the release. Gorman was arrested without incident after a traffic stop, the release said.

Gorman remains in custody at the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, on $500,000 cash bail.

Alexander has been charged with 1st Degree Attempted Murder, 2nd Degrre Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and 2nd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, according to the release.

Police are urging Alexander to surrender, and advise anyone who comes into contact with Alexander to notify police immediately and not approach him as he may be armed.

Police ask anyone anyone with information about to this shooting to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Squad at (908) 231-7100, the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533.

Tipsters interested in collecting the reward are to call the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at (888) 577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All Crime Stopper online tips and phone calls are confidential.

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