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Jersey City Man Sentenced to Six Years for 2019 Newport Center Mall Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Monday, March 29, Ahmad Broadway, age 26, of Jersey City, has been sentenced to six years in New Jersey State Prison on charges related to his involvement in the January 11, 2019, shooting inside the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City that injured two people.

In February, Broadway pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes and to one count of fourth-degree Risking Widespread Injury or Damage.

According to police, on Friday, January 11, 2019, at approximately 6 p.m., Jersey City Police responded to a call of shots fired with victims from inside the food court on the third floor of the Newport Centre Mall.

Police said that two men were injured in the shooting and hundreds of mall-goers were locked down for hours while law enforcement from multiple agencies throughout the area secured the mall and searched for the shooter.

Broadway was arrested by Jersey City Police on January 22, 2019, and indicted by a Hudson County Grand Jury on April 17, 2019, officials said.