Federal agents recently apprehended a Newark man who allegedly shot and killed someone on a city street.
The fatal shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. on October 23, 2016. The victim was walking along Peabody Place in Newark NJ when the suspect allegedly ran past him and fired several gunshots.
The Newark Police Department got a report of gunshots being fired and dispatched police officers to the area. However, by the time Newark cops arrived at the scene of the shooting, the victim had died.
The victim, a local man from Newark, was 29 years old at the time of his death.
A number of law enforcement agencies investigated the homicide, including the Newark Police Department, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Members of the FBI Fugitive Task Force eventually tracked down the suspect in Newark NJ and placed him under arrest.
The suspect is a 24-year-old man from Newark, New Jersey. He faces numerous criminal charges, including first degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a bail amount of $750,000.
If the suspect is convicted of first degree murder, he could potentially be sentenced to life imprisonment in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Murder in Newark Shooting Death.”