Newark NJ police are looking into a shooting that left the victim with significant gunshot-related injuries.
The violent shooting occurred around 1:00 a.m. in the area of the intersection of South 7th Street and 12th Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
The victim is a 47-year-old male from Newark, NJ. He suffered a single gunshot wound and had to be treated at the scene.
After Newark NJ cops and emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and briefly treated the victim for his injuries, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital. After doctors treated the victim, he was listed in stable condition.
Anthony Ambrose, the Newark public safety director, later said that the shooting is being investigated as a possible domestic dispute. Newark NJ law enforcement has yet to release any further details about the case, including whether the victim in the shooting had sought, or was now seeking, a restraining order against the suspect.
Ambrose indicated that the shooting victim was being “uncooperative” with Newark investigators who were trying to find out what caused the violent incident. In a lot of domestic disputes, the victim often remains silent because they do not want to get the domestic violence offender into trouble with police.
If the suspect in the Newark shooting incident is eventually arrested, she could be subject to criminal charges for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, as well as other weapons offenses. Additionally, the suspect could potentially be required to attend a hearing to determine whether a temporary restraining order (TRO) or even a final restraining order (FRO) is warranted.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Shot in Possible Domestic Dispute, Police Said.”