Man Accused of Shooting at Newark Police Officer

Newark Assault LawyerA man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a police officer in Newark, NJ.

Detectives were investigating narcotics activity around the 200 block of 16th Avenue in Newark when one of the detectives approached a possible suspect. According to authorities, the suspect immediately fled when the detective began asking him questions.

During the ensuing chase, the suspect allegedly pulled out a revolver and fired a single round toward the officer. The suspect then threw the still-loaded loaded .38-caliber revolver to the ground and continued running.

At this time, no description of the suspect has been released to the public. Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to contact the Newark Police Department’s 24-hour anonymous tips line at 877-NWK-TIPS.

Under New Jersey law, aggravated assault on a police officer is a third degree felony. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, a person can be convicted of this crime simply for pointing a firearm at a police officer. If the offender in this case is apprehended and convicted of third degree aggravated assault he could be sentenced to 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

For more information, check out the article entitled: “Newark police officer shot at by unidentified man, authorities say.”

Irvington Man Gets 22 Years for Cocaine Distribution
Teenager Shot in Newark’s West Ward
Client Reviews
testimonials reviews
  • "Travis Tormey is the only lawyer I seek out to handle my legal affairs. Over the last four years, I have used Mr. Tormey’s services on numerous occasions to my great benefit. He promptly returns my messages, takes the time..."

  • "Travis Tormey is a superb attorney. He is skilled and knowledgeable. He handled my case with respect, kindness and quiet assurance. I would trust him with all future legal needs. He has many contacts in the legal profession..."

  • "Mr. Tormey is a consummate professional. Our case was sensitive and complicated and unusually lengthy for a juvenile case. For 8 months Mr. Tormey faithfully worked our case and never failed to show for court once. Punctual, disciplined..."

  • "Travis Tormey is an outstanding attorney. He helped me tremendously, more so than I ever could have imagined. He handled all aspects of my case with compassion, respect, and immense competence. He is a skilled and knowledge..."

  • "I was extremely nervous and anticipating the worst situation possible for my cases. Travis was a very reliable lawyer and everyone at his firm was extremely helpful. Travis went above and beyond inside and outside of the court room for me! ..."

Our Offices

Hackensack Law Office

254 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

Get Directions Hackensack Law Office

Newark Law Office

1 Gateway Center, Suite 2600 Newark, NJ 07102

Get Directions Newark Law Office