Newark Man Wanted for 2017 Double Shooting Attempted Murder

Police in Newark issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Tarod Andrews, 19, of Newark, who they say is wanted for attempted murder and aggravated assault in a double shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

According to a statement released by Newark Police officials, at approximately 2:38 p.m., police responded to the 700-block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on reports that two people shot.

Police arrived at the scene and found the victims suffering serious injuries according to police.

University Hospital doctors treated the victims then released them.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Shooting Response Team developed sufficient evidence to identify Andrews as a suspect then secured a warrant for his arrest.

Police are charging Andrews with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit murder, the unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and receiving stolen property.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about Tarod Andrews 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.