Police: Summit shooter arrested, faces multiple charges including attempted murder

Jaime Tapia-Lobos was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Bob Doda

Jun 24, 2023, 1:51 PM

Updated 299 days ago

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Summit police arrested a 33-year-old Irvington man Saturday in connection to a shooting in Summit that left a man in critical condition.
They say Jaime Tapia-Lobos was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The incident happened in the area near Park and Ashwood avenues around 8:30 a.m.
According to Summit police, witnesses reported that "the suspect and two other unidentified males were standing on the sidewalk near 103 Park Avenue.”
The police witness says a fourth male victim drove up to the group and exited his vehicle.
“The suspect and victim immediately became engaged in a heated argument that became physical. The suspect then produced a handgun from his backpack and fired at the victim, striking him three times at a close range,” the Summit police statement reads.
The victim, a 35-year-old Vauxhall resident, drove himself to the emergency room at Overlook Medical Center. He was then taken to Morristown Medical Center where he is in critical condition following surgery.
According to the Summit Police Department, Tapia-Lobos and the victim “had been engaged in a personal argument for the past couple of days.”
Tapia-Lobos was considered armed and dangerous before his arrest.


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