Police: Man arrested for Long Branch shooting allegedly targeted boss

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LONG BRANCH, N.J. (PIX11) — Police have arrested the man who fired a rifle at a parked car on Liberty Street Saturday afternoon.

Moises Espinoza-Sanchez, 41, allegedly shot out the driver’s side window of the car with a .22-caliber rifle while his boss at a landscaping company sat inside. Police said the man wasn’t hit.

Police said Espinoza-Sanchez  worked for the victim, who owns a landscaping company, as a day laborer.

“There had been an ongoing dispute over the last couple of years,” said Lt. Frank Morey  of the Long Branch Police Department.

Espinoza-Sanchez, who lives at 279 Liberty St., was charged with criminal attempt at  murder, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, criminal mischief and obstruction. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $854,000 bail.