Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports the arrest of Deion Brison, 26, of Ewing in connection with a shooting that occurred yesterday.
At approximately 4 p.m., police responded to the area of Lyons Avenue near Bergen Street on a call of shots fired. Responding officers located a male victim who had been shot. The victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment and is reportedly in stable condition.
Concerned community members reported seeing a male running through residents’ yards and dropping belongings in the area. Officers located Brison on Goldsmith Avenue and recovered a loaded handgun on Pomona Avenue.
He faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a handgun, and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose.
In a separate incident, Daniel Molloy, 48, of Newark, was arrested after he pointed a firearm at workers inside Express Laundry, located at 1138 Broad Street, at 6:15 p.m. yesterday.
Police identified Molloy as a resident of the Rivera Hotel at 169 Clinton Avenue. Police obtained a search warrant of Molloy’s residence and recovered a replica handgun. Molloy was arrested without incident. He is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of other weapons. James Mitchell, 23, of Irvington, was arrested in another incident last night after police patrolling the area of 18th Avenue and Melrose Avenue observed him with a firearm at 9 p.m.
Upon becoming aware of police presence, Mitchell ran. Community members reported seeing Mitchell running and dropping items in the 800 block of 18th Avenue. After a brief foot pursuit, he was apprehended and police recovered a loaded handgun where he was seen dropping items. Mitchell is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and obstruction of the administration of the law.
These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Also, last night, officers investigating shots fired located a black Infiniti parked on Melrose Avenue just north of 18th Avenue with a handgun in plain view. The weapon was safely recovered along with marijuana found inside the vehicle.
This incident remains under investigation. To report information, call the Division's 24- hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.