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The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office held a press conference regarding the death of 9-year-old Jennifer Trejo Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Bridgeton, N.J. Produced by Joe Lamberti/Courier Post

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BRIDGETON – A city man arrested for shooting another man as he approached his vehicle at a gas station pleaded guilty on Wednesday to unlawfully possessing a pistol in return for the prosecution dismissing five other charges.

Defendant Bryheem J. Hall, 20, of the 100 block of Pamphylia Avenue is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 25, 2019, in Cumberland County Superior Court by Judge Cristen D’Arrigo.

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Hall was facing indictment this week if he had not accepted the plea offer, according to defense counsel Al Wheeler.

The agreement calls for a five-year prison term, with Hall actually serving three and a half years.

Video cameras at a Riggins gas station recorded the August 20 incident, showing Hall inside his vehicle and parked near but not next to a pump.

A video shows the other man in the incident, Bridgeton resident Zahmere McKoy, emerge from a vehicle parked at the nearest pump and walk towards Hall’s vehicle.

Authorities allege McKoy was armed, too. Hall felt threatened by the approach of McKoy, Wheeler said.

Before McKoy reaches the vehicle, the video shows an arm emerge from it and shots from a pistol are fired at McKoy. McKoy is hit but flees, and Hall drives off.

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Authorities say friends drove McKoy, a 19-year-old Atlantic Street resident, to a Bridgeton hospital. He then was taken to a hospital in Delaware. He was arrested there on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon and weapons offenses.

Hall eventually was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun without a permit, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with intent to do bodily injury, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury purposefully, knowingly, or recklessly, and another count of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury purposefully, knowingly, or recklessly.

Hall, who was arrested later that day, was committed to the county jail to await trial.

County Assistant Prosecutor Joanna Vassallo represents the state in the case.

Joseph P. Smith; jpsmith_dj; (856) 563-5252; jsmith@gannettnj.com

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