Linden cops look for attempted murder suspect after home shooting
LINDEN — Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man accused of attempted murder following a shooting at a city home Friday night.
According to a post on the police department Facebook page Sunday, 26-year-old Derrick Merisma is charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree aggravated assault and other related weapons charges in connection with the Oct. 18 incident at a residence on Cedar Avenue after 8 p.m.
The Friday night shooting wounded a 49-year-old man, who was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Newark University Hospital.
Anyone with information concerning Merisma's whereabouts is urged to contact detectives working the case at 908-474-8480 or 908-474-8556.
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