MAN FIRES GUN AT ANOTHER, MISSES

authorities3A 54-year-old Red Bank man faces aggravated assault and weapons charges after an acquaintance alleged he’d fired a gun at him at a River Street residence late Thursday night, police said.

Here’s the full statement from Captain Darren McConnell, the police department spokesman:

At 11:20 pm Thursday night, October 28, the Red Bank Police Department responded to a River Street residence for a report of a subject armed with a handgun who had shot at another individual.

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SIMS GETS SEVEN YEARS FOR SHOOTING TWO

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Anthony Sims, the Eatontown man who shot two  brothers in Red Bank in November, 2007 and then went on the lam for three months, was sentenced to seven years in prison last Friday, the Asbury Park Press reports.

Sims, now 21,  pleaded guilty in May to two counts of second-degree attempted passion provocation manslaughter and a related gun possession charge. At the time, he was facing a second trial after a Monmouth County jury deadlocked on attempted murder charges.

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SIMS PLEADS GUILTY IN ’07 DOUBLE SHOOTING

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Facing a second trial after a Monmouth County jury deadlocked on attempted murder charges, Anthony Sims has pleaded guilty to shooting two brothers in Red Bank in November, 2008, the Asbury Park Press reports.

According to the Press, the 21-year-old Eatontown resident

pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree attempted passion provocation manslaughter, admitting he did shoot brothers Brandon Graves, 24, and Anthony Graves Jr., 28, both of Eatontown, on the evening of Nov. 26, 2007 outside the Montgomery Terrace apartment complex off Tilton Avenue.

Answering questions from defense attorney Robert J. Konzelmann, Sims maintained the Graves brother provoked him, but withdrew the self-defense claims presented at trial.

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MAN ARRESTED FOR FIRING ON CAR

just_in1A 25-year-old Red Bank man is in custody after firing at least three shots at a vehicle on the West Side early Saturday morning, borough police say.

Though the car was hit by one bullet, neither of the two persons in the car when it was stopped by police shortly afterward was injured in the encounter, which occurred at 2:42 a near the corner of Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard, also known as West Bergen Place.

The motive for the shooting remains unknown.

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JURY DEADLOCKS ON SHOOTING CHARGES

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The jury in the attempted-murder trial of Anthony Sims could not reach a unanimous decision on charges related to the shootings of two brothers at Red Bank’s Montgomery Terrace apartments in November, 2008, today’s Asbury Park Press reports.

After more than three days of deliberations, the same jury acquitted Sims, 21, of attempting to kill a third man, the newspaper reports.

Sims, of Eatontown, had admitted shooting brothers Anthony an Brandon Graves, but claimed self-defense. The shooting left Brandon Graves paralyzed from the neck down.

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SIMS ADMITS SHOOTING

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The attempted murder trial of Anthony Sims took a turn yesterday when the defendant admitted firing shots that hit two brothers and missed a third man, according to today’s Asbury Park Press.

The November, 2008 shooting at Montgomery Terrace apartments in Red Bank occurred after an argument over drug money between Sims’ mother and one of the victims, an alleged member of the Bloods gang, Sims testified.

According to the Press, Sims admitted he fired the shots, but said he had no intention of going outside of the apartment where he overheard the dispute to confront the three men until “they threatened to come inside the house.”

The victims “were armed and pulling their guns out when he shot them,” the newspaper reports of Sims’ account.

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ALLEGED WEST SIDE SHOOTER REJECTS PLEA

Suspect1The alleged gunman in the November, 2007 double shooting at Red Bank’s Montgomery Terrace has rejected a plea bargain offered by prosecutors and will instead stand trial, the Asbury Park Press reports.

The newspaper says Eatontown resident Anthony Sims, 20, rejected an offer by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office of a 17-year prison sentence. He told state Superior Court Judge Edward M. Neafsey in Freehold that he wants to go to trial.

Neafsey set October 27 as the trial date.

Both of the shooter’s victims survived their wounds. A third man who authorities say was also fired at was unhurt. Read More »