A Brooklyn man has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting at American Dream earlier this month, state police said Tuesday night.
On Monday, Anwar Stuart, 20, was arrested at his New York home.
He was charged with shooting and seriously injuring a man during an attempted robbery at the East Rutherford retail and entertainment complex on April 7.
The incident has shoppers and workers at power malls rushing for safety.
Stuart was being held at Rikers Island, pending extradition to New Jersey.
He was also charged with attempted robbery, conspiracy, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The case is being handled by the Bergen County District Attorney’s Office.
Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]
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In 2012, the Nets made their debut in Brooklyn, but before that, New Jersey had been the home of the Nets since 1977.
The franchise was born in 1967, under the name of New Jersey Americans. They played their games at Teaneck as part of the American Basketball Association. A year later they moved to Long Island, becoming the New York Nets.
It was there that the team won two ABA championships in 1973-74 and 1975-76. The following year, the Nets, along with three other basketball franchises, were absorbed into the NBA in a merger agreement, abolishing the ABA.
When the Nets first moved to New Jersey, they played their home games at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. Then, in 1981, they moved into the house many of us remember most, the Brendan Byrne Arena in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford (later named Continental Airlines Arena, then Izod center).
After years of losing, the Nets reached back-to-back NBA Finals in 2001-02 and 2002-03. In 2002-03, the last time they sniffed the championship, the team lost to the San Antonio Spurs.
It would be the last time the Nets would sniff out the title, but their efforts added them to New Jersey lore forever.
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