2 men shot, one fatally, in Harrison

Two men were shot — one is dead — following an early Sunday morning shooting in Harrison near Harrison Avenue and Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said through its spokesman, Raymond Worrall.

Via Worrall, Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information about the homicide:

On Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at approximately 4:25 a.m., the Harrison Police Department received a report of a motor-vehicle crash with a pedestrian struck in the area of Harrison Avenue and Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard. Responding officers found the lifeless body of a man lying next to a GMC Yukon that had impacted a pole and landed on the sidewalk in the area of 402 Harrison Ave., Harrison.

The man, later identified as Shadi Miles, 31, of Newark, was found with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 4:55 a.m. The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The preliminary investigation found that a second man had also been shot. He has been identified as Joseph Bossie, 19, of East Orange. Investigators believe that Miles and Bossie were traveling in the same GMC Yukon that crashed into to the pole. The investigation found that Bossie fled from the Yukon and subsequently, in the area of Warren Street, he forcibly robbed an individual of his bicycle and pistol whipped him.

Bossie then managed to get himself to University Hospital in Newark, where he received treatment for apparent gunshot wounds to his face and a lower extremity.

Bossie has been charged with armed robbery in violation of N.J.S. 2C:15-1, a first-degree crime; possession of a weapon (handgun) for an unlawful purpose in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-4, a second-degree crime; and unlawful possession of a weapon (Handgun) in violation of N.J.S. 39-5, a second-degree crime.

Suarez  credited  the  Hudson  County Prosecutor’s  Office  Homicide  Unit  and  the Harrison Police Department with the arrest.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Harrison Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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