YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST: Three men arrested in a botched overnight burglary that left a Paramus officer injured and their accomplice dead after trying to run him over were being held on $500,000 bail each on a variety of charges in the Bergen County Jail. A 12:30 court appearance was scheduled for this afternoon.
Held on charges of burglary, conspiracy, criminal attempt, resisting and possession of weapons and burglary tools were Hector Felix, 25, and Josue Felix, 21, and both of E. 143rd Street in Manhattan, and 25-year-old Nico Vega of Summit Avenue in the Bronx ( left to right above ).
The fourth member of their group wasn’t so fortunate.
Using the getaway car as a weapon, 20-year-old Miguel Reyes of Manhattan struck the officer, who landed on the hood and squeezed off some shots from his service weapon.
The 2015 Kia slammed into the median on westbound Route 4, after which Reyes and the other three were arrested.
Reyes later died at Hackensack University Medical Center.
“Charges are pending in this matter and the investigation will continue,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said yesterday. “Pursuant to Attorney General Guidelines, the matter is being investigated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Shooting Response Team.
“Upon completion of the investigation, the Prosecutor’s Office will determine whether the matter should be presented to a grand jury,” he said.
Two officers who responded to the 4:36 a.m. burglary alarm found the rear door of Jennifer Convertibles pried open, as the crew attempted to break through a wall into an adjoining vacant property on their way to a T-Mobile store, law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT yesterday morning.
“An officer then went out to the parking lot and encountered the suspect vehicle, which was occupied by four males,” Molinelli said. “Upon the officer approaching the vehicle, the driver accelerated, striking the officer, causing him to land on the hood of the suspect vehicle.” READ MORE….
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