FREEHOLD –   A Monmouth County Grand Jury handed up a three count indictment against a Whiting man in connection with a 2020 shots fired incident, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.

Joseph M. Galli, 27, of Whiting, was indicted on one count of 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, one count of 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose and one count of 2nd degree Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon. Galli was previously arrested at the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office on July 15, 2020 after originally being located at his job in Burlington County.

At approximately 3:37 a.m. on April 7, 2020, the Marlboro Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the in the area of Dutch Lane near Moore Road.  There were no reported injuries.  A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and Marlboro Police Department revealed that on the morning of April 7th a weapon was fired multiple times from a vehicle, leaving projectiles in a residence and vehicle located at 59 Dutch Lane Road. Subsequent investigation led to the identification of the discharged weapon belonging to Galli, although Galli had no connection to the residents of that home.

The investigation was the product of the collective efforts of members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Marlboro Police Department, Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Pemberton Police Department.

If convicted of any of the firearms offenses, Galli faces a sentence of 10 – 20 years in a New Jersey State Prison, subject to a mandatory five years of parole ineligibility.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Alissa Goetz.

Galli is represented by David Gelman Esq., of Cherry Hill.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.

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