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Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Washington Township Police Chief Jeffrey Almer announce that Michael Barisone, 54, of West Mill Road, Washington Township, has been indicted on charges related to a shooting that occurred on Aug. 7 in Washington Township.Morris County Prosecutor's Office seal

An indictment was returned Wednesday by a Morris County grand jury charging Barisone with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The indictment charges that on Aug. 7, at 2:13 p.m., police received a 911 call from a woman reporting 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 and a handgun was recovered. The investigation would reveal that Barisone allegedly fired the gun during the incident.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Washington Township Police Department at 908-876-3232.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159.