In the early hours of Sunday, September 17, Newark's East Ward was shaken by a shooting incident that injured a female victim.
Police officials are now reaching out to the public, seeking their assistance in locating Ms. Deja Douglas, 25, who is wanted for questioning in connection with the case.
According to NPD, at approximately 3:20 a.m. on that fateful day, police received a distress call from University Hospital regarding a female shooting victim being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot injury.
The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, informed authorities that she had been shot on Scott Street near Mulberry Street following a heated verbal altercation with a male acquaintance.
The altercation escalated to violence when the victim reportedly exited the suspect's vehicle.
Without warning, the male suspect began firing shots at her. In a desperate attempt to escape, police said the victim sought refuge in another driver's vehicle after sustaining gunshot wounds.
The second driver quickly sped away from the scene, leaving the suspect behind without a clear view of their vehicle.
In light of these disturbing circumstances, officials told RLS Media that detectives leading the investigation are keen to speak with Douglas, as they believe she may possess valuable information that could aid in solving the case.
Douglas is 5'4" tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Director Fragé of the Newark Police Division is urging anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Deja Douglas to come forward and assist with the investigation.
It's important to note that all tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are treated with the utmost confidentiality, and those that lead to significant developments in the case may be eligible for a reward.
Police said your help could be the key to bringing closure to this incident and ensuring the community's safety.