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Newark Police Arrest Man Wanted for Attempted Murder


Police officials in Newark reports the arrest of Mr. Azaiah Baynard, 21, in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 30th.

Police say shortly before 11:30 p.m., gunfire rang out in the 400 block of Leslie Street where they found a man suffering a gunshot wound.

According to police the victim was transported to Beth Israel Hospital where his condition has been upgraded from critical to stable.

Detectives investigating this incident developed sufficient evidence to identify Baynard as a suspect in this incident and secured a warrant for his arrest.

Members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Baynard today -Thursday- without incident then charged him with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon For an Unlawful Purpose.

These charges are merely accusations.

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