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Bail Set At $1.1M For N.J. Man Accused Of Shooting, Robberies, Assault On Cop

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FREEHOLD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A judge has set bail at $1.1 million for a 22-year-old man accused of shooting a cab driver, assaulting a police officer, and committing four armed robberies during a two-day crime spree this week in Monmouth County, N.J.

Quam Wilson, of Neptune, N.J., allegedly committed the crimes in four shoreline towns before police captured him Wednesday night. But what spurred the crime spree remains unclear.

The spree allegedly started early Tuesday, when Wilson allegedly shot and robbed a taxi driver in Asbury Park. A few hours later, authorities say Wilson went to several area banks and tried to withdraw money from the driver’s account, using items he had stolen in the robbery.

But his plans were eventually foiled when a bank employee became suspicious and confiscated the items, then called police. Wilson, though, fled the bank before officers arrived.

The wounded taxi driver remained hospitalized Saturday in critical, but stable, condition. But further details on his injuries were not disclosed.

The crime spree continued Tuesday afternoon, when Wilson allegedly robbed a gas station in Ocean Township and a taxi stand in Long Branch. He then allegedly robbed a Neptune convenience store early Wednesday, and then assaulted a township police officer several hours later during a traffic stop.

Prosecutors said the spree ended when Wilson was arrested at a Neptune home late Wednesday night.

He faces numerous charges, including attempted murder, four counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

It was not known Saturday if Wilson has retained a lawyer.

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