Newark's Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested **Mr. Tavorious Peterson, 23,** wanted for possessing a handgun in the city.
According to police, at approximately 10:15 p.m, on Thursday, June 29, police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of 6th Avenue and 4th Stree where arriving officers observed a male fitting the description of the suspect conducting a narcotics transaction at the location.
Police said upon becoming aware of police presence, the suspect fled, tossing a loaded handgun and a bag.
Officers reportedly recovered the handgun and the bag, which contained CDS cocaine.
Detectives developed sufficient evidence to identify Mr. Tavorious Peterson as the suspect in this incident and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Detectives arrested Mr. Peterson today (Sunday) and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, CDS Possession, CDS Distribution, CDS Distribution Within 1,000-ft. of a School and Resisting Arrest.
The charges lodged against Mr. Peterson are mere accusations. He is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.