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Police Apprehend Newark Shooting Victim for Weapons Possession

By rlsmetro on

Authorities in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Sheldon D. Williams, 40, of Newark, for weapon possession in an incident that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th.

Police said at approximately 5 p.m., police responded to Norwood Street near South Orange Avenue on a call of a shooting.

Officers located a man shot at that location.

EMS transported the victim, Mr. Sheldon D. Williams, transported to University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Detectives developed evidence that Williams had also fired a weapon as part of this incident.

Police arrested Mr. Williams today (Sunday) and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Certain Persons Prohibited from Weapon Possession.

These charges are merely accusations.

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

This investigation is continuing as additional suspects remain at large.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about this incident 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.