A Monmouth County Grand Jury has handed up a three count indictment against a
Whiting man in connection with a 2020 shots fired incident, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on June 25.
Joseph M. Galli, 27, was indicted on one count of second degree unlawful possession
of a firearm, one count of second degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and one count of second degree certain persons not to possess a weapon, according to a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Galli was previously arrested at the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office on July 15, 2020 after originally being located at his job in Burlington County.
At approximately 3:37 a.m. on April 7, 2020, the Marlboro Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the in the area of Dutch Lane Road near Moore Road. There were no reported injuries.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marlboro Police
Department determined 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.
The investigation led to the identification of the discharged weapon belonging to Galli, although Galli had no connection to the residents of that home, according to the press release.
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 10 to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison, subject to a mandatory five years of parole ineligibility, according to the press release.