Newark New Jersey police recently apprehended a local man who allegedly fired gunshots outside a residence last year.
The shooting incident went down in November 2015. According to law enforcement, the suspect used a handgun to fire multiple gunshots in the 200 block of South 11th Street in Newark, NJ. Thankfully, no one was hurt as a result of the shooting.
The Newark Police Department conducted an investigation into the shooting and eventually determined that the suspect was the likely culprit. Newark detectives tried to locate the suspect for several months but could not find him.
Police eventually found the suspect at a home on the 200 block of Littleton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Detectives with the Newark Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Team went to the residence and arrested the suspect.
Now the suspect, who used to be a star basketball player for Newark Central High School, has been charged with aggravated assault.
Additionally, the suspect has a pending criminal charge for robbery because he reportedly robbed a man who was shoveling snow in his home driveway in February 2014.
Beyond that, the former Newark NJ high school basketball player has pending criminal charges for heroin possession and cocaine possession because police allegedly found him in possession of multiple vials of heroin and cocaine while he walked along a Newark NJ street in December 2015.
The suspect is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark on a $150K bail amount.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Former N.J. High School Basketball Standout Arrested in Shooting.”