Whiting resident arrested following Marlboro shots fired investigation


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A male resident of the Whiting section of Manchester Township, Ocean County, has been charged in connection with an April shots fired incident in Marlboro, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on July 17.

At 3:37 a.m. April 7, officers from the Marlboro Police Department responded to a report of shots being fired in the in the area of Dutch Lane near Moore Road. There were no reported injuries, according to a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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A joint investigation by the prosecutor’s office and the Marlboro Police Department revealed that on the morning of April 7, a weapon was fired multiple times from a vehicle, leaving projectiles in a residence and a vehicle at 59 Dutch Lane Road.

An investigation led to the identification of the discharged weapon belonging to Joseph M. Galli, 27, of Whiting, although Galli had no connection to the residents of that home, according to the press release.

On July 15, Galli was located at his job in Burlington County and later arrested at
the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

Galli has been charged with the second degree crimes of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun and certain persons not to possess weapons, according to the press release.

Galli is being held in the Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, pending a detention hearing tentatively scheduled for July 22 before state Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon, sitting in Freehold.

Gramiccioni said the investigation was the product of the collective efforts of members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Marlboro Police Department, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pemberton Police Department.

If convicted of any of the firearms offenses, Galli faces a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. His maximum exposure on the aggravated assault charge is 10 years.

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