Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Sean Bailey, 18, of Newark, for possession of two handguns on Friday.
According to police, at approximately 12 p.m., police responded to South Orange Avenue and South 10th Street to a call of a suspicious man with a gun.
Police said officers observed a man fitting the description of the suspect conducting what appeared to be a drug transaction on Winans Avenue near Kipps Street.
Upon becoming aware of police presence, the man reportedly attempted to flee, dropping a messenger bag before he was apprehended.
Police said while in custody, the man, identified as Sean Bailey, called for his dog to attack.
The dog, a pit bull, charged at one of the officers, who fired his service weapon to avoid a dog bite. The dog was shot and retreated into a house where Animal Control agents transported the dog to a facility for medical treatment.
Officers recovered a loaded 9MM handgun, a .380 caliber handgun and one plastic bag of heroin in the area where Bailey dropped the bag.
Police charged Bailey with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of Prohibited Ammunition (large capacity magazine).
These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.