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Newark Man Chrged with Possessing Gun

By rlsmetro on

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.