Police in Newark New Jersey arrested an alleged gang member accused of unlawfully possessing firearms.
According to law enforcement, the suspect had a stolen machine gun and a sawed-off shotgun. Members of a task force found the weapons at the suspect’s residence in Newark and then later apprehended the suspect at an Irvington NJ residence.
The suspect is a 20-year-old Newark man. He faces multiple criminal charges, including unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, and receiving stolen property. The assault charges arise from the suspect’s alleged involvement in a shooting outside a Newark gas station in October 2016. The theft charges stem from the machine gun seized by police because it was reported stolen out of North Carolina in 2011.
Authorities went to the suspect’s Newark residence to arrest him for the Newark gas station shooting incident. Although the suspect was not there, police conducted a search and allegedly discovered the machine gun and the shotgun hidden beneath the suspect’s bed.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a bail amount of $150,000.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Alleged Bloods Gang Member Hid Machine Gun Under His Bed, Authorities Say.”