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Michael Barisone Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting

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The Washington County (New Jersey) Police announced on the evening of Aug. 8 that top Grand Prix dressage rider Michael Barisone has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses after a shooting at his Hawthorne Hill dressage facility in Long Valley, New Jersey, on Aug. 7.

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Michael Barisone. Lindsay Berreth Photo

“At approximately 2:13 p.m. on Aug. 7, police received a 9-1-1 call requesting service at 411 West Mill Road for a female with gunshot wounds,” stated a press release from the Morris County [New Jersey] Prosecutor’s Office. “Washington Township Police responded to the scene and located one female who had sustained what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.  The defendant, Michael Barisone, and a second male victim were also located at the scene.  A handgun was also recovered.

“As a result of the investigation into this incident, the Defendant was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, crimes of the first degree, and two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, crimes of the second degree.”

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The victim has been identified as dressage rider Lauren Kanarek. She was shot twice in the chest, and her friend Rosanna Williams told the Chronicle on Aug. 8 that she was in critical condition.

 

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