Police in Newark announced the arrest of Mr. Najee Kelly, 18, of Newark, for possession of a loaded .38 caliber handgun.
According to police officials, officers acting on citizen complaints of drug activity at approximately 3:00 p.m., detectives assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit responded to the area of the Pilgrim Baptist Village Housing Complex.
Police say they arrived and found Kelly in possession of a .38 revolver then placed him under arrest.
Authorities charged Kelly with the unlawful possession of a handgun.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any crime in the City to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).
All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.