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HILLSIDE – A 22-year-old man was arrested Thursday after allegedly pointing a gun at a township officer in a marked police car late final month.

Township resident Kevin M. Vincent has been charged with third-degree aggravated assault and a fourth-degree weapons offense. He was processed and launched on a summons pending a primary look in Union County Superior Courtroom, police mentioned in a press release.

In accordance with police, on the afternoon of April 21, Vincent was recording a music video at a Leo Avenue residence when he allegedly pointed what gave the impression to be a black firearm at a Hillside police officer in a marked police car. 

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On the time, the officer was unaware Vincent had aimed the firearm at him. Vincent posted the music video to Instagram and viewers reported the incident to the Hillside Police Division.

An investigation by the Hillside Police Division resulted in Vincent being recognized because the suspect within the case, and division investigators executed a search warrant and arrested him., police mentioned

“Wonderful work by our Felony Investigative Division and all who contributed to this investigation. We might not tolerate such conduct on day, however to place certainly one of our officers within the sights of any handgun, imitation or in any other case, whereas we’re making an attempt to do our jobs throughout a pandemic makes this case exceptionally egregious. I sit up for a profitable prosecution,” mentioned Hillside Police Chief Vincent Ricciardi.


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