Newark NJ police recently arrested an Irvington man accused of committing a non-fatal shooting on a Newark street.
The suspect, a 30-year-old resident of Irvington NJ, turned himself in to Newark law enforcement after a warrant was issued for his arrest. According to authorities, the suspect shot a 36-year-old Newark man who was walking along the 600 block of South 20th Street on October 25, 2016.
The victim told police that the suspect exited a motor vehicle on the roadway and used a handgun to fire multiple gunshots in his direction. The suspect then reportedly got back into the car and drove off at a high rate of speed.
The victim was rushed to University Hospital in Newark, where he underwent emergency surgery for his shooting-related injuries. He was later listed in stable condition at the medical facility.
Meanwhile, the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office conducted an investigation into the shooting and soon identified the suspect as the likely shooter.
Just two days after law enforcement announced that a warrant had been issued for the suspect’s arrest, the suspect went to the Newark Police 4th Precinct headquarters and turned himself in. He has been charged with several crimes, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and a certain persons offense for being a convicted felon unlawfully in possession of a firearm.
The suspect reportedly has a checkered criminal record that includes an arrest in June 2016 for allegedly selling drugs near the intersection of 18th Avenue and South 19th Street in Newark, New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Surrenders After Being ID’ed as Shooting Suspect, Newark Cops Say.”