TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA
DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ALAN FALCONE (DOB: 8/28/1999; single; student/unemployed) of 884 Riverside Drive, Apt. 5E, Manhattan, NY, on charges of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, and Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Lodi Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Scorzetti.
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a male individual had been shot in the back in front of 201 Burns Avenue in the Borough of Lodi. The victim, later identified as a 19-year-old Lodi resident, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he remains in critical but stable condition.
As a result of the investigation, ALAN FALCONE was arrested by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Lodi Police Department, and the New York City Police Department on Saturday September 14, 2019, in the Bronx, NY. FALCONE was charged with one count each of Attempted Murder, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1A(1)/2C:11-3A(1), a 1st degree crime; Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A(1), a 2nd degree crime; and Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B(1), a 2nd degree crime. FALCONE was transported to Central Booking in Manhattan NY awaiting an extradition hearing.
Prosecutor Mark Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would also like to thank the Lodi Police Department and the NYPD for their assistance in this investigation.