TLS EXCLUSIVE: Howell Man Shoots At Group of People Fleeing His Driveway

A Howell man is facing charges after shooting at a vehicle containing several parties running from his driveway, TLS has exclusively learned.

Early this morning, Howell police responded to a shots fired call in the Ramtown section of the town, as first reported on TLS.

Shortly earlier, the homeowner reportedly heard his car alarm go off, and he looked outside, where he spotted a group of people running from his driveway and into a waiting vehicle.

That’s when the homeowner ran outside with his handgun, and apparently thinking they were trying to steal his vehicle, fired multiple rounds into the waiting vehicle. It was later determined the people in the car were not thieves.

The waiting vehicle was struck by the gunfire, but no parties were hit.

The homeowner was taken into custody. Charges are pending.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. If they were fleeing, this guy is in serious trouble. It is very likely, due to New Jersey’s gun laws, that he could face serious charges even if he fired at them in the act of committing theft. The standard is that you have to be in fear of death or serious bodily harm.

    • Personally, I would prefer the “stand your ground” standard adopted in many states which usually includes the right to use a firearm to protect both life and property. Sadly, society has sunk to such a low level that extraordinary measures have to be instituted to curb the lawlessness that is growing rapidly day by day. The only way to do that is to send a clear signal to criminals that they are risking their lives if they choose to steal. Yes, its extreme, but extreme circumstances…etc.

      • I’ve handled weapons since I was 8 years old. You do not point and fire a gun at anyone unless you want to kill them. It’s a darn hard sell to convince a judge or a jury your life was being threatened based on this fellows actions. Read the narrative in the story. Someone is prowling my car on my property I turn the lights on full blast, while calling the police.

  2. Howell Man Shoots At Group Of People Fleeing His Driveway
    I remember an older headline on the Scoop that said New Jersey residents were fleeing NJ State in record numbers. However, this is the first headline I’ve read about people fleeing a New Jersey driveway.
    The questions I have are:
    How many people fled the driveway? Were the people who fled from this driveway New Jersey residents? And did they break the record for the most NJ residents fleeing a NJ driveway?

    • You sound like a real estate broker or something upset that it makes the town sound not safe or something. As a side note I have yet to find the scoop with a fake story.

        • The only scoop in the world that is 100000 percent straight is our dear Torah.
          I also think that there is something bothering you. You deserve to be a happy camper. Positive people most of the time have positive comments.
          Maybe learn some Chovat HaLevavot that will slowly turn you into a happy person and it is free of charge. All the Shuls have that Sefer.
          I am not Chas VeChalila trying to knock you. I want you to help yourself.

    • How would they know? They might listen to police scanners, they might have received a tip from people in the neighborhood that there was a heavy police presence or that they heard shots fired. This is just common reporting and I don’t see the slightest reason to suspect that this is merely rumor or fear mongering.

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