Newark NJ Aggravated Assault SuspectNewark New Jersey police arrested a man accused of assaulting a clerk at a local supermarket a few weeks ago.

The violent incident happened just before 10:00 p.m. on February 23, 2017. The suspect, a 27-year-old Newark resident, allegedly got into a heated argument with an employee at 24 Supermarket on Central Avenue in Newark, NJ. The suspect was shopping at the supermarket and allegedly failed to pay items he had taken off store shelves. The store worker confronted the suspect, leading to a verbal altercation.

The verbal dispute eventually turned physical, with the suspect allegedly pointing a handgun at the clerk. After allegedly threatening the worker with the gun, the suspect reportedly ran out of the store and fled the area.

Detectives with the Newark Police Department conducted an investigation and eventually located the suspect. He faces criminal charges for aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

For additional information about this case, read the article, “Supermarket Scuffle Ends with Man Pulling Gun on Clerk, Cops Say.”