Newark NJ Handgun Possession ChargesNewark New Jersey police arrested a local resident accused of illegally possessing a handgun without a permit.

The suspect is a 38-year-old man from Newark, NJ. He was placed under arrest a short time after 3:00 a.m. when Newark police officers responded to a report of gunshots fired on North 6th Street. Responding officers allegedly found the suspect carrying a weapon.

Fortunately, there were no injuries caused by the alleged shooting incident.

Although Newark NJ detectives could not tie the suspect to the shooting, they still arrested him for unlawful possession of a weapon.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose issued a statement about the arrest and said that the suspect was in possession of the weapon without a valid carry permit.

Depending on the outcome of a current investigation into the shooting incident, the suspect could potentially be charged with aggravated assault on top of the weapons offense charges.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the illegal handgun possession charges, he could face prison time. That’s because the New Jersey Graves Act imposes a mandatory term of incarceration on anyone convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm.

To learn more about this case, read the article, “Newark Man Arrested on Gun Possession Charge.”