Elijah “Streets” Graham, 27, of Fairview, North Carolina was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder this morning for a shooting that occurred in Asbury Park last night, according to a statement from Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Asbury Park police responded to a 911 call at 10:01 p.m. Monday night on the report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Summerfield Avenue. After police arrived on the scene, the victim, a 24-year-old Neptune Township man, was located at 1311 Washington Avenue with a single gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, where he was treated and released.
Investigators from Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Asbury Park Police Department determined the victim was shot inside a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu parked along Summerfield Avenue.
Graham was arrested at 4 a.m. this morning by detectives of the Prosecutor’s Office, the Asbury Park PD and the Neptune Township PD. He is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $500,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, J.S.C. At the request of Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Bogner, Judge Kilgallen also required a bail source hearing if Graham wants to post bail, and set the conditions of bail as no victim contact and no return to the scene of the crime. A bail source hearing is conducted at the request of the prosecutor or judge as a means to ensure that the funds used to post bail or secure a bail bond were not acquired as a result of criminal or unlawful conduct.
If convicted of Attempted Murder, Graham faces up to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison, subject to the provisions of the “No Early Release Act” (NERA) requiring him to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole. He would also be under parole supervision for five years following his release from state prison. If convicted of the weapons offenses, Graham faces a sentence of five to 10 years in prison on each count.