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Police Capture Two Suspects Wanted for Prospect Park Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Prospect park

Passaic County officials said Mr. Rahjshone Newkirk, 23, from Midland Park and Mr. Tyjaire Clark, 22, Prospect Park were arrested in relation to a shooting investigation that took place February 2, 2022 in the area of 67 Hopper Street, in Prospect Park. 

Officials said Newkirk and Clark are each charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Second Degree; and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree.

On February 2, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the Prospect Police Department immediately responded to the area of Hopper Street in Prospect Park upon hearing multiple gunshots. 

Subsequently, two victims arrived at Prospect Police headquarters to notify law enforcement of what transpired. 

Officials said Newkirk and Clark were identified as actors who fired a handgun multiple times in the direction of the victim’s vehicle, striking it, but the passengers were not injured.

On May 12, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., members of the Prospect Park Police Department arrested Newkirk in the area of North 8th Street in Prospect Park.

Officials said on May 17, at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the Prospect Park Police Department arrested Tyjaire Clark in the area of East Main Street in Prospect Park, New Jersey.

The State filed a motion for pretrial detention on Rahjshone Newkirk on May 13, 2022, which was granted by the Honorable Joseph Portelli on May 18, 2022. 

Additionally, the State filed a motion for pretrial detention on Tyjaire Clark, which will be heard by a Superior Court Judge on Monday, May 23, 2022.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. 

Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Prospect Park Police Department at 973-790-7900.