Newark NJ police apprehended a local man accused of shooting someone earlier this year.
According to authorities, the 25-year-old suspect used a handgun to shoot a victim along the 200 block of Roseville Avenue in Newark, NJ.
Not long after the shooting, the Newark Police Department got a call about gunshots being heard and sent officers to the scene. Newark police officers went to the area and came across the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to nearby University Hospital, where doctors treated him for his injuries.
Meanwhile, Newark detectives investigated the shooting and eventually determined the identity of the shooting suspect. Detectives with the Newark Fugitive Apprehension Team then located the suspect at a residence on Central Avenue in Newark and executed a search warrant.
The suspect, who lives in Newark, New Jersey, was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault, in addition to a weapons offense for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of aggravated assault, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon such a handgun or knife is a third degree crime. A conviction on third degree aggravated assault charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was moved to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $150K bail amount.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Newark Man Charged in February Shooting.”