Newark 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.
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 NJ.com article, “Newark Man Arrested on Gun Possession Charge.”