A Newark man was arrested on robbery charges in connection with a recent police shooting by Newark cops that resulted in two deaths.
The shooting occurred around 6:30 a.m. on the 500 block of North 7th Street and Abington Avenue in Newark, NJ. Police went to the area to investigate a string of robberies and encountered the three suspects.
When police approached the suspects, someone reportedly began shooting. Newark NJ police allegedly returned fire and killed two suspects.
The third suspect allegedly attempted to run from the scene, but he was soon captured by police officers.
The two suspects shot by police were later identified as 18-year-old Newark residents. Medical examiners pronounced them dead at the scene of the shooting.
After the shooting incident, six Newark cops were transported to nearby University Hospital for evaluation. Thankfully, none of the police officers were injured in the shooting.
The suspect who survived faces criminal charges for two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery. If he is convicted on the very serious charges, he could end up spending a very long time in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ. He was being held that in lieu of $250,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Teen Charged with Robbery in Incident Where Newark Cops Shot 2 Dead.”