Ryan Vandermeer, 18, of Hillsborough, is being held in the Somerset County Jail on charges of attempted murder and various weapons offenses in connection with the incidents on Sept. 3 and Sept. 5, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said.
Vandermeer is believed to have fired shots into the rear sliding glass door of a Robin Road home on Sunday, Sept. 3, between 10:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., McDonald said alongside local police.
That same night, within the same time frame, the second-floor exterior of a Brookside Lane home was also struck by a low caliber bullet. Both homes were occupied at the time of the incidents, and no injuries were reported.
Then, two days later around 8:30 p.m., the rear sliding glass door of a Gateway Boulevard home was struck by a medium caliber bullet. This home was also occupied at the time of the shooting, and no injuries were reported.
Vanderveer was identified as a suspect in the shootings. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, a Superior Court search warrant was executed on Vandermeer’s home in Hillsborough, where authorities found numerous firearms and ammunition, which will be forwarded for further ballistic testing.
Vanderveer was jailed pending a detention hearing.
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