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Newark Man Chrged with Possessing Gun

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark Police arrested Akish S. Hughes, 29, of Newark, on Sunday, September 18, 2016 for gun possession.

Police said at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to Eastern Parkway and Sanford Place on a call of shots fired.

A parked vehicle, registered to Hughes, was located in the area with multiple gunshot holes according to police.

As part of their investigation, detectives determined that Akish S. Hughes is a suspect in the shooting.

The Honorable Robert H. Gardner, J.S.C., granted a search warrant of Hughes’ residence, where they recovered a loaded .45 caliber handgun according to authorities.

Hughes was arrested after turning himself into Newark Police.

He is charged with Certain Persons Prohibited from Possession of a Weapon.

The investigation is ongoing and active.

These charges are merely accusations.

The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.