Police announce the arrest of Kendell McDowell, 25, of Newark, for possession of a loaded handgun today.
According to officials, at approximately 12:05 a.m., detectives patrolling the area of Nye Avenue near Hobson Street observed a man with a handgun.
Authorities say McDowell was wearing a mask and initially ignored police commands to stop and continued walking away from police. When he complied with the officers’ commands, he was found in possession of a loaded .40 caliber handgun and was immediately arrested.
Police charged McDowell with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Prohibited Weapons (large capacity magazine).
These charges are merely accusations. This suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.