The Linden Police Department has announced that Ronnell Knight, 20, of Elizabeth, has been charged with two counts of second-degree aggravated assault and related weapons charges stemming from his involvement in a shooting outside a local restaurant.
According to police, on February 17, at approximately 1:10 a.m. Linden Police Units responded to the 2500 block of E. Edgar Rd on a reported shooting.
An initial investigation determined that the suspect walked up to the vehicle and fired several shots at a vehicle as the driver left the parking lot of the restaurant. Neither the driver nor his passenger were injured during the incident.
A nearly three-week investigation led by the Linden Police Detective Bureau, with assistance from members of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Division and Elizabeth Police Department, identified Knight as a suspect and resulted in the charges.
“I am very proud of the collective effort leading to a timely arrest in this case,” Linden Police Chief David Hart said. “Stopping violent crime remains our top priority, and this investigation is another great example of the incredible work done by our Officers and Detectives each and every day.”
Knight was arrested by members of the Elizabeth Police Department on March 9 and remanded to the Union County Jail.