NJ Man Charged With Bringing Gun to Garden State Plaza
NEW JERSEY 101.5
A northern New Jersey man faces a criminal charge for allegedly bringing an unlicensed gun to the scene of a mall shooting this week.
Cody Donovan’s attorney says the 22-year-old “just wanted to help out” when he drove to Garden State Plaza on Monday night after reports of a shooter.
The gunman, later identified as Teaneck resident Richard Shoop, fired several shots inside the mall around closing time and later was discovered dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No other injuries were reported.
Donovan was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and has been released on $25,000 bond.
Attorney James Patuto says Donovan was honorably discharged this year from the Marines after four years and has been working as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician in New Milford.
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