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ALERT: Suspect Wanted for Vehicle Theft Involved in Newark Shooting


Police in Newark request the public’s help with identifying a suspect who is wanted in connection with the theft of a vehicle used during a shooting in which three people were shot on May 4.

Police said the incident, which is under investigation by the Major Crimes Shooting Response Team, occurred around 5:50 p.m. when a vehicle traveling northbound on Irvine Turner Boulevard was struck by several gunshots fired from a black 2005 BMW stolen in Kearny on April 20.

Detectives secured the crime scene and recovered 12 shell casings.

The vehicle has since been recovered and the victims are in stable condition at University Hospital.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about the suspect to call the Police 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.