Newark Police Arrest Man for Possessing Weapon

Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Omar Holmes, 38, of Newark, for weapon possession in an incident that occurred on June 19th, 2018.

According to authorities, shortly before 1:25 p.m., police responded to the 800-block of 18th Avenue on a call of shots fired where a man fired a weapon in the area.

Police say no one was reported injured in this incident.

Investigating detectives identified Omar Holmes as a suspect in this incident and he was arrested Tuesday at the Essex County Correctional Facility while in custody on other charges.

Police charged Holmes with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

These charges are merely accusations.

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