Emily DroobyApr 16, 2018, 6:57 pm

Jersey City police clear the streets of 100 guns so far in 2018

Milestone reached due to police captain’s top priority of ‘reducing shooting and violence’


JERSEY CITY — The Jersey City Police Dept. seized its 100th gun of 2018 on Sunday morning. Capt. Michael Gajewski said that the high numbers of guns taken off the streets has a lot to do with the new comprehensive crime strategy plan put into place in January by Capt. Michael Kelly.

“It shows that what we’re doing is having an effect and a positive effect on Jersey City,” Gajewski said.

After responding to call about shots being fired near Stegman Street on Sunday, police stopped David McFadden as he was walking away from the area. They found a 380 handgun on him, and he confessed that he fired some shots in the air following a verbal dispute. The 35-year-old was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, among other weapons charges.

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