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Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019

Local Resident Charged with Two Counts of Attempted Murder

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Chief Jeffrey Almer of the Washington Township Police Department announce that Michael Barisone, 54, of West Mill Road, Washington Township, has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses in connection with an incident that occurred on Wednesday (Aug.7).Morris County Prosecutor's Office seal

At approximately 2:13 p.m. on Aug. 7, police received a 9-1-1 call requesting assistance at 411 West Mill Road for a female with gunshot wounds.  Washington Township Police responded to the scene and located one female who had sustained what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.  The defendant, Michael Barisone, and a second male victim also were  located at the scene.  A handgun was recovered.

As a result of the investigation, Barisone was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a weapon.

Members of the Washington Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit contributed to the investigation.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Washington Township Police Department at 908-876-3232.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.