The Middlesex Prosecutor’s Office announced Sunday that 23-year-old Randy R. Jackson, of Rahway, is facing charges of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.READ MORE: Events Across NYC Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Officials say on Sept. 26, Jackson showed up at the Mr. Tire on Route 1 in Edison, where he used to work, and got into a dispute with his former boss, who then called police.READ MORE: Students In Seton Hall Leadership Program Carry On Principles Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When officers arrived, Jackson ran into the parking lot of a nearby Mini Cooper dealership and allegedly fired two shots at the officers. They began to chase Jackson on foot, and Jackson allegedly fired more shots at them. Police returned fire.
Jackson was apprehended a short time later. No one was injured, but several schools in the area were placed on lockdown or told to shelter in place.MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Girl Killed In Suspected Hit-And-Run On Brooklyn Street
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3263.