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Release* †† ††††††Date: October 2, 2009
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: October 2, 2009
Somerset men plead guilty following shoot-out in New Brunswick
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced
today that three
††††††††† The men, all residents of the
Kallon (DOB 10/2/86) pleaded guilty to a count of carjacking and using a
juvenile to commit a criminal offense. He faces a sentence of six years in a
Quaid King, (DOB 12/31/90) pleaded guilty to a count of receiving stolen property and faces a prison term of four years. He will be sentenced by Judge Toto on December 7, 2009. King was a juvenile at the time of the shooting, but later was waived up to Superior Court to be tried as an adult.
Joseph Callahan (DOB 10/19/84) pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun and faces a prison term of eight years with no parole for at least four years. He also will be sentenced by Judge Toto on December 7, 2009.
guilty pleas were entered as Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor
No one was injured during the incident in which multiple shots were fired at 12:45 p.m.
and Kallon were driving on
Those in the cars stopped their vehicles at the intersection, got out, and began firing.
Callahan and his passengers ran from the scene and called police, while Kallon got into Callahanís Escort and drove away.
About 15 minutes after the shooting, Officer Sammy Hernandez of the Franklin Township Police Department apprehended Kallon and King. New Brunswick police subsequently arrested and charged Callahan and one of his passengers, Shon Callahan, (DOB 10/30/88)† a New Brunswick resident who was identified as the defendantís cousin.
Shon Callahan previously pleaded guilty to a count of hindering his apprehension by lying to police when he told them no one in their car had a gun. He is facing a probationary term.
separate incident, Joseph Callahan also pleaded guilty on September 30, 2009, to
possession of a handgun and possession of a controlled dangerous substance within
1,000 feet of a school in
He was arrested and charged by New Brunswick Lt. Paul Schuster of the New Brunswick Police Departmentís Anti-Crime Unit.
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Callahan will be sentenced to an eight-year term with no parole for four years. The term will be served concurrently with the term he faces for his involvement in the shooting.