According to law enforcement, the 25-year-old suspect committed the shooting on the 200 block of Roseville Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
Shortly after the shooting, the Newark Police Department received a call about gunshots being fired in the area and dispatched officers to the scene. Newark NJ police found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound and transported him to nearby University Hospital so that he could be treated for his injuries.
Meanwhile, Newark law enforcement conducted an investigation and eventually determined that the suspect was the likely culprit in the shooting. A warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest, prompting detectives with the Newark Fugitive Apprehension Team to track down the suspect at a residence located at 331 Central Avenue in Newark.
If the suspect is convicted on the aggravated assault charges, he faces significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon like a handgun or a knife can be classified as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Newark Man Charged in February Shooting.”