NJ man charged in robbery, shooting that paralyzed one victim
RED BANK – An Eatontown man is facing attempted murder, robbery and weapons charges in connection with a 2014 shooting incident that injured a 23-year-woman and left a 29-year-old man partially paralyzed.
Inow C. Rainey, 26, is facing several charges as a result of a Nov. 6, 2014 shooting in Red Bank, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement Tuesday.
According to the prosecutor, Red Bank police responded to a 911 call on West Sunset Avenue at about 9:07 p.m. Callers reported a shooting at that location. When police arrived, they found a male and a female suffering from gunshot wounds, the prosecutor said.
During the course of an investigation, police determined Rainey and another man approached the two victims, who were sitting in a vehicle on West Sunset Avenue. The two men demanded money from the victims, before shooting them and fleeing the scene.
The male victim was transported by emergency medical workers to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with life-threatening injuries. Police say the man survived, but now suffers partial paralysis as a result of being shot. The female victim was initially taken to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank with gunshot wounds. She was later transferred to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She also survived her injuries, according to the prosecutor.
Following a two-year investigation, Rainey was charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder, one count each of first degree armed robbery, first degree unlawful possession of a handgun and a second degree charge of possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose. In addition, he was charged by police with second degree certain persons not to possess weapons.
Bail for Rainey was set at $600,000 cash only bail. The prosecutor said when the charges were filed, Rainey was already being held in Monmouth County Jail on $575,000 bail on armed robbery charges and related offenses stemming from a November 2014 incident in Shrewsbury. His total bail for both incidents combined now stands at $1.175 million, according to authorities.
If convicted of attempted murder, Rainey could face up to 20 years in state prison, subject to the No Early Release Act, which would require him to serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He would also be on parole supervision for five years following his release.
Rainey could also face 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted of possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose. He would also be subject to the provisions of the Graves Act, which would require him "to serve a minimum term of between one-third and one-half of the prison sentence imposed by the court or 42 months, whichever is greater," the prosecutor said. He could also face an additional five to 10 years in prison if convicted of the other offenses, also subject to the Graves Act.
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