Man pulls handgun during dispute at Paramus Mall’s Louis Vuitton store

PARAMUS, NJ – The Paramus Police Department announces the arrest of Kamaal Biscain, 28, of Brooklyn NY and Elijah King, 34, of Brooklyn NY for the possession of a stolen handgun.

On Thursday, December 24, 2020, at approximately 4:03 pm, Paramus Officers responded to the area of the Louis Vuitton store located in the Garden State Plaza Mall for a dispute between 4 males. At one point during this dispute a male, later identified as Kamaal Biscain pulled a handgun out of a cross-body bag that he was carrying. Biscain and another male later identified as Elijah King then fled the area. Paramus Officers searched the mall for the 2 suspects. At approximately 4:25 pm, Detective Jon Umanzor, Officer Jon Henderson and Officer Diego Cruz observed the suspects on the second level of the mall near Nieman Marcus. The suspects observed the officers and began to flee down the escalator. At this point, Biscain handed the bag containing the handgun to King, who in turn dropped the bag. The officers recovered the bag and arrested both Biscain and King at the bottom of the escalator without incident. The bag was found to contain a Taurus PT740 .40 Caliber handgun containing a magazine containing 6 bullets. The handgun was later determined to be stolen during a burglary in the state of Georgia.

The two suspects were placed under arrest for possession of a handgun and transported to Paramus Police Headquarters where they were booked and processed. Both were remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a bail hearing. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.