FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County grand jury has returned an Indictment against an Asbury Park man charged in connection with gun shots being fired in the city earlier this year, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Dyquan P. Young, 18, is charged in the Indictment with second degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, second degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and third degree Hindering the Apprehension of Another. The charges stem from an incident in the vicinity of Prospect and Mattison avenues in Asbury Park back in February where shots were fired. The incident did not result in any injuries, but prompted an investigation.

Asbury Park Police responded to a 911 call received at 2:15 p.m., on Sunday, February 6, 2018, reporting multiple shots fired in the 100 block of Prospect Avenue. Police arrived on scene to find no victims, but evidence was collected. A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Asbury Park Police Department determined a group of people were gathered in the area when the gunfire occurred. The investigation determined Young was the person responsible for the shots fired that afternoon.

Young is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending trial before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David Bauman, P.J.Cr.

If convicted of the second degree weapons offenses, Young faces five to ten years in state prison with a period of up to 42 months minimum or up to half the sentence imposed that must be served prior to becoming eligible for parole.  The third degree offense carries a state prison term of between three to five years.

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.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Bogner.

Young is represented by Carlos Diaz-Cobo, Esq., of New Brunswick.

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