Newark New Jersey police recently arrested a local man accused of committing a murder on a city street.
According to law enforcement, the 21-year-old suspect shot and killed a 38-year-old man who was walking on a Newark NJ street during the middle of the day. The fatal shooting occurred near the intersection of Astor Street and Brunswick Street in the South Ward of New York.
The victim, who lived in Newark NJ, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.
Authorities conducted an investigation and quickly identified the suspect as the person responsible for the shooting. The Newark Police Department, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, and the FBI all assisted in the investigation.
The FBI Fugitive Task Force later managed to track down the suspect in the Bronx, NY. He was arrested without further incident.
Although investigators have not yet determined a motive for the killing, they did say that the suspect and the victim knew each other and were apparently friends.
If the suspect is convicted on the murder charges, he would face severe criminal penalties. Murder is the most serious criminal offense listed in the New Jersey Criminal Code. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is a first degree crime. A conviction for first degree murder could result in life imprisonment, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a massive $1 million bail amount.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “FBI Arrests Man Wanted in Daytime Newark Murder.”