Newark New Jersey police apprehended an Irvington NJ man who allegedly committed a non-fatal shooting.
The suspect is a 30-year-old male from Irvington, New Jersey. He surrendered himself to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to law enforcement, the suspect shot a 36-year-old man who was walking on the 600 block of South 20th Street in Newark NJ on October 25, 2016.
The victim later told investigators that the suspect got out of a vehicle and fired several gunshots at him. The suspect then reportedly drove away from the scene of the shooting.
The victim was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, which is located in Newark, New Jersey. Doctors at the Newark medical facility treated the victim for his injuries and later listed him in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department investigated the shooting and identified the suspect as the probable shooter.
A couple of days after authorities announced a warrant for the suspect’s arrest, he turned himself in at the Newark Police 4th Precinct headquarters. He was charged with multiple criminal offenses, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and a certain persons offense for being a felon illegally carrying a firearm.
The suspect is believed to have a checkered criminal record that includes being arrested in June 2016 for allegedly selling narcotics in the area of 18th Avenue and South 19th Street in Newark, NJ.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Surrenders After Being ID’ed as Shooting Suspect, Newark Cops Say.”