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Belleville Man Allegedly Killed Former NJ Corrections Officer

Posted in Homicide

Belleville NJ Murder ChargesA Belleville, NJ could be headed to prison if he is convicted of killing a retired New Jersey corrections officer.

The homicide suspect is a 35-year-old Belleville man. According to authorities, the suspect used a firearm to shoot and kill his friend in Burlington County, NJ.

In January 2016, the suspect and the 68-year-old victim were driving in Mansfield NJ when the suspect allegedly used the gun to shoot the victim several times. The suspect then allegedly exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

Police were eventually able to identify the Essex County man as a suspect in the homicide.

The suspect is now standing trial in Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He has been charged with first degree murder and weapons offenses.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of murder, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment.

To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Trial for Man Accused of Killing Retired DOC Officer Beings.”

Newark Police Investigate Fatal Shooting of Men in Parked Car

Posted in Homicide

Homicide Attorneys in Newark NJPolice in Newark, NJ are looking into the fatal shooting of two Essex County men who were sitting inside a parked vehicle.

The violent incident happened at around 5:30 p.m. The victims, a 33-year-old East Orange resident and a 26-year-old Newark resident, were reportedly seated in a car parked on the 400 block of Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark, NJ.

The Newark Police Department got a call about the shooting and dispatched officers to the area. When Newark cops and emergency responders showed up at the site, they found the two victims. Tragically, paramedics could not save the shooting victims; both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are working together to investigate the homicides.

If law enforcement is able to identify and arrest the shooter, that individual could be charged with first degree murder. A conviction for first degree murder in NJ could lead to a sentence of life imprisonment in state prison.

For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “2 Men Found Shot to Death in Vehicle ID’d by Authorities.”

Newark, NJ Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges for Shooting

Posted in Assault Offenses

Attempted Murder Charges in Newark NJPolice recently arrested a Newark, NJ man who allegedly shot someone on a city street.

The suspect is a 27-year-old man from Newark in Essex County, NJ. He allegedly used a gun to fire at the victim during a robbery attempt on the 200 block of South Orange Avenue.

The violent incident happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. The victim was later rushed to University Hospital in Newark so that he could receive medical treatment for a gunshot wound.

Newark NJ detectives investigated the shooting and ultimately identified the suspect. Police then tracked down the suspect on South 18th Street in Newark, New Jersey.

The suspect has been charged with several crimes, including attempted murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The suspect has also been charged with a criminal weapons offense for a certain persons offense because he is allegedly a convicted felon who is barred from carrying a firearm.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Newark Man Charged with Attempted Murder Following Shooting.”

Newark Man Gets 21 Years in Federal Prison for Luring Minor

Posted in Sex Crimes

Newark Sex Crime LawyersA Newark, NJ man is headed to federal prison on charges for attempting to have sex with a juvenile.

The suspect is a 45-year-old resident of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey. In 1993, the suspect was ordered to serve 15 years behinds bars in New Jersey State Prison on aggravated sexual assault charges.

After the suspect completed his sentence and secured his release from prison, he was required to register as a offender under Megan’s Law.

In 2015, the suspect used the Internet to lure what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. However, the suspect did not realize that the “girl” was an adult informant for the FBI.

When the suspect arrived at Metro North Station in Harriman, NY to meet the minor, he was arrest.

Now the suspect has been officially sentenced to a term of incarceration of 21 years in a federal penitentiary.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Newark Sex Offender Gets 21 Years for Trying to Lure Minor.”

Newark Man Faces Gun Charges After Allegedly Commanding Dog to Attack Cops

Posted in Weapons Offenses

Newark Assault ChargesA Newark, New Jersey man was arrested for gun crimes after he reportedly ordered his pit bull to attack police investigating a report of someone carrying a handgun on a city street.

The suspect is an 18-year-old resident of Newark in Essex County, NJ. He was allegedly walking near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and South 10th Street while carrying a handgun.

Newark, NJ cops went the area to investigate and reportedly saw the suspect involved in a drug deal on Winans Avenue.

When police moved toward the suspect, he reportedly dropped a bag on the ground and made a run for it. Police quickly captured him.

Before police could put the suspect in handcuffs, he allegedly shouted instructions at his pit bull to attack the Newark cops. Officers then shot the dog, which subsequently retreated into a house. (The dog was later taken to a medical facility and treated for shooting-related injuries.)

Newark law enforcement searched the suspect and allegedly found him with two guns: a loaded 9mm handgun and a .380-caliber handgun. Police also reportedly discovered heroin inside the bag that the suspect threw on the ground prior to being placed under arrest.

The suspect has been charged with multiple crimes, including unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of heroin.

For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Police Shoot Dog After Owner Sicced Pit Bull on Officers, Cops Say.”

Police Search for Man Accused of Shooting Adult, Teen in Newark

Posted in Assault Offenses

Assault Lawyer in Newark NJNewark, NJ police are trying to find the man allegedly responsible for a shooting in the South Ward.

The violent incident happened on Johnson Avenue, in the area of Malcolm X Shabazz High School, at around 8:00 p.m. Two Newark police officers were on patrol due to recent crimes in the neighborhood and heard gunshots.

The patrol cops ran toward the sounds of the gunfire and found the two victims, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, on the ground and suffering from shooting-related injuries. The victims were then taken to University Hospital for urgent medical care.

Meanwhile, Newark police chased after the getaway vehicle, an ATV, allegedly used by the shooter to get away.

The suspect was able to evade police after stopping the car in Hillside, NJ and running from the scene.

If police can eventually identify and capture the suspect, he would likely be charged with aggravated assault and multiple weapons offenses.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cops Chase ATV After 2 Wounded in Shooting.”

Juvenile Arrested After Police Pursuit of Stolen Car in Newark

Posted in Theft Offenses

Newark Juvenile Crime AttorneyNewark, NJ police recently arrested a juvenile who was allegedly an occupant of a stolen vehicle linked to several robberies in the city.

A short time after 3:00 a.m. Newark patrol officers saw a car that matched the description of a vehicle used in multiple theft incidents in Newark. The Newark cops tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver reportedly refused to pull over. Instead, the driver allegedly led police on a high-speed pursuit.

The police chase eventually ended in Union Township: the car crashed on Morris Avenue, near Route 22.

All three occupants of the stolen car reportedly exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Police officers were able to capture one of the suspects.

The suspect who was apprehended by Newark law enforcement is a minor. As a result, it’s possible that he will be charged with juvenile offenses, not adult crimes.

The other suspects could potentially be charged as adults if they are apprehended by police.

For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “1 in Custody, 2 Wanted After Police Chase Ends with Crash.”

East Orange, NJ Man Stabbed to Death on City Street

Posted in Homicide

East Orange Murder Defense LawyerEast Orange, NJ police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a local man during the late-night hours.

The victim was a 21-year-old man from East Orange in Essex County, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the victim was walking along the 100 block of Park Avenue at around 1:00 a.m. when someone violently attacked him.

East Orange police officers and paramedics were called to the scene, but they were unable to do anything to save the victim. The victim was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the stabbing.

East Orange police detectives are working with Essex County Prosecutor’s Office detectives to investigate the homicide and determine who was responsible.

If the culprit is identified and arrested, they could face very serious charges for first degree murder.

For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Stabbing Leaves Man Dead in East Orange.”

Newark Police Capture Suspect in Armed Robbery of Grocery Store

Posted in Theft Offenses

Newark Robbery ChargesA Newark, NJ man was recently arrested and charged with the armed robbery of a local grocery store.

The suspect is a 23-year-old man from Newark in Essex County, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect was one of three men who robbed the La Mina De Oro Grocery on Oriental Street in Newark, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly brandished a handgun and held up a store clerk before fleeing the area on foot.

Newark detectives investigated the robbery and identified one of the men – the 23-year-old Newark, NJ resident – and placed him under arrest. When police found the suspect, he was allegedly carrying 23 packets of heroin and 31 vials of cocaine.

The suspect has been charged with several crimes, including armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, heroin possession, and cocaine possession.

Newark police are still trying to find the other two men accused of committing the grocery store robbery.

For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Man Wanted for Gunpoint Holdup Captured, Drugs Seized, Police Say.”

Newark NJ Police Search for Culprit in Gas Station Break-In

Posted in Theft Offenses

Newark NJ Gas Station BurglaryNewark law enforcement is looking for the person who reportedly burglarized a local gas station during the late-night hours.

The suspect reportedly broke into the Delta Gas Station Mini-Market on Clinton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect gained access to the gas station after 1:00 a.m.

Once inside the station, the suspect allegedly stole cash, lottery tickets, and other items for sale.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose issued a statement about the break-in and indicated that authorities are actively investigating.

Anyone members of the public with information about the burglary are asked to call Newark NJ police.

If detectives are able to determine the identity of the culprit, that person could be charged with burglary and theft of movable property.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “City Police Looking for a Gas Station Burglary Suspect.”