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ALERT: Search Underway for Suspect Wanted for Shooting Chicken Shack Worker in Newark


Police Search for a male suspect wanted in connection with a restaurant shooting that occurred last night.

Police say just before 9:30 p.m., a male entered Royal Fried Chicken, located at 236 South Orange Avenue, and shot a worker following a quarrel.

The suspect then fled on foot, heading north on Bergen Street.

The victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Detectives investigating this incident seek the public’s help in quickly identifying the suspect as part of this investigation.

The suspect is described as wearing a black T-shirt, dark-colored shorts, red sneakers and carrying a gray and black checkered backpack.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about this suspect to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.