Newark law enforcement is searching for a man accused of using a handgun to threaten a person inside a store.
The violent altercation happened just after 10:00 p.m. at the 2-4 Supermarket, which is located on Central Avenue in Newark’s Central Ward. According to authorities, the suspect was inside the grocery store when he got into a heated argument with the victim.
The verbal argument turned violent at some point, with the suspect reportedly flashing a gun and pointing it in the direction of the victim. Additionally, the suspect allegedly threatened the victim with the firearm.
Fortunately, no one was hurt during the violent incident.
However, police were unable to arrest the suspect because he left the store and was gone by the time Newark NJ cops arrived at the scene.
Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose later issued a statement about the situation and said that that Newark detectives got store surveillance video showing the suspect as he committed the violent threat crime.
If police are eventually able to identify and arrest the suspect, he would probably be charged with aggravated assault. Additionally, could also be charged with weapons offenses such as illegal handgun possession and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Police Search for Man Who Pointed Gun in Newark Store.”