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PD: Maywood Detectives Help Nab Teaneck Gunman Who Shot Englewood Couple

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- (UPDATE) Thanks to two Maywood police detectives, a gunman who shot a couple Tuesday morning in Englewood and then carjacked a vehicle in Hackensack was captured after a chase down the Garden State Parkway, authorities said.


(UPDATE) A Teaneck man who led police on a more than 15-mile chase after shooting a couple in Englewood tried to shoot two other people, but his handgun jammed, authorities said Friday.


The man and woman were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after being shot around 8:15 a.m. at 223 West Palisade Ave. by Odari Green, 37, Englewood Police Chief Lawrence Suffern said.

Both were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and were in stable condition Tuesday evening, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.

Two others were targeted, but Green's gun jammed, the prosecutor said.

SEE: Prosecutor: Teaneck Man Who Shot Englewood Pair Aimed At 2 More, Gun Jammed

Soon after, Green carjacked a black Honda Accord from a woman on Park Avenue in Hackensack, Calo said.

Maywood Detective Sgt. Richard Brown and Detective Matthew Parodi were in an unmarked vehicle when they spotted Green driving on Essex Street.

They followed the carjacked Honda onto Route 80 and then the southbound Garden State Parkway, Maywood Police Chief David Pegg said.

State Police from the Bloomfield barracks who'd been notified tried to pull over the car, but it sped off, launching a brief chase -- with speeds reaching 85 miles an hour, authorities said.

Green drove on the right shoulder for much of the pursuit, then struck another vehicle as took Exit 145 onto eastbound Route 280, they said.

Troopers and the Maywood detectives immediately boxed him in, so Green bailed out.

The former Florida resident was quickly captured, NJSP Sgt. Jeff Flynn said.

"The gun was found inside the car," a law enforcement source told Daily Voice.

Green was being held without bail in the Bergen County Jail pending a hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

He was initially charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, child endangerment, robbery and weapons counts. More charges were expected, Calo said.

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