Man Wanted for Newark West Ward Shooting

Police in Newark issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Maurice Perry, 32, of Newark, on a charge of aggravated assault in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, April 11.

According to police, at approximately 7:00 p.m., the victim was self-transported to University Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.

According to authorities, the victim told responding officers that he suffered his injury in the 700 block of Sanford Avenue.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Shooting Response Team investigating this incident gathered sufficient evidence identifying Perry as the suspect police said.

They secured a warrant for his arrest on charges of aggravated assault, the unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Maurice Perry 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.