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Teaneck Police Capture Robber Who Fired Blank Gun In Drug Deal Gone Bad, Authorities Say

Jairrod Shannon
Jairrod Shannon Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy TEANECK PD

Teaneck police assisted by a Bergen County SWAT team captured an 18-year-old local man who they said robbed a couple with an imitation handgun during a drug deal.

Detectives found a blank gun and bandana that they said Jairrod Shannon, 18, used during the Oct. 5 holdup on Bogert Street, Police Chief Glenn M. O’Reilly said.

Officers responding to rounds fired from the blank gun found a 20-year-old woman and 17-year-old boy who said they’d been robbed during a pot deal by Shannon and a juvenile, O’Reilly said.

A warrant was issued for Shannon’s arrest and a search warrant was obtained for his home, the chief said.

SWAT team members joined Teaneck police in a subsequent raid on the residence last Friday.

Police found the Ekol Botan 9mm blank-firing handgun, along with a pair of glasses and a bandana that the victims said Shannon was wearing during the robbery.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 160-pound Shannon – who was arrested on drug possession charges in June -- was sent to the Bergen County Jail on charges of armed robbery, using a juvenile to commit a crime and illegal weapons possession.

A judge subsequently refused Shannon’s request to release him and ordered that he remain held pending further court action.

Authorities were looking for his underage accomplice.

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