Middle Township man charged in church shooting; bullet found lodged in parishoner’s car

| April 26, 2010

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – A Whitesboro man is now charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting a handgun outside a church parking lot on Saturday afternoon, police said Sunday.

Authorities recovered a bullet lodged inside a parishioner’s car parked outside the Christ Gospel Church in Whitesboro, township police Sgt. Richard McHale said.

People were inside the Christ Gospel Church at the time for a church function, but no injuries were reported.

William Adams, 28, of George Street in the Whitesboro section of the township, was charged with third-degree aggravated assault and unlawful handgun possession charges, police said. He had been previously charged with eluding police.

Authorities are investigating possible motives.

Adams was lodged in Cape May County jail on $100,000 cash bail, police said.

Township police, the county Prosecutor’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department were involved in the investigation.



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