SWAT teams nab 2 suspects in Wayne police shooting
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrests of two men accused of armed robbery and the attempted murder of a Wayne police officer early Sunday in Palisades Park.
Nelson Otero, 46, of Fort Lee, and Maxcime Cagen, 46, of Floral Park, N.Y. are allegedly responsible for over one dozen armed robberies of gas stations, liquor stores and convenience stores in Bergen, Passaic and surrounding counties, according to a statement released by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
The two are also charged with armed robbery and the subsequent shooting of Wayne Township Police Officer Brian Worell.
Worell suffered a graze wound to the side of his head. He was treated and released from the hospital.
The two men were arrested around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Palisades Park by members of the Passaic and Bergen County SWAT teams.
Cagen was found to be in possession of a loaded .9mm semi automatic handgun along with assorted ammunition, a ballistic vest.
Police executed a search warrant at Otero's Fort Lee home. Authorities found a loaded .45 caliber semi automatic handgun, drug paraphernalia and items that officials believe to be proceeds from the robberies.
Bail has been set for the Bergen County offenses at $750,000.00. Bail has not been set for the offenses that took place in Passaic County.