Second Suspect Captured after Allegedly Firing Shot at Victim in Scuffle to Steal iPad at Newark Car Wash
Police Officials in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Shaheed Williams, 34, of Newark, who they said was wanted for shooting at a victim on October 25th in the city.
Although the charges lodged against Mr. Williams are mere accusations, police said at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers responded to reports of a suspicious person with a firearm at a carwash located at 489 McCarter Highway.
According to police accounts, the victim reported that he was at the carwash when a scuffle initiated with a suspect who attempted to steal his iPad from inside his car.
During the confrontation, a second suspect fired a handgun, causing the victim to release the iPad then the suspects fled the area.
Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit developed sufficient evidence to obtain warrants for two identified suspects, a 16-year-male, who officers arrested on October 27th, and Mr. Shaheed Williams, who cops arrested yesterday (Thursday).
Authorities said Williams and the juvenile are each charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Robbery, and Conspiracy.
Police additionally charged the juvenile with Aggravated Assault and Williams with Criminal Attempt.
Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.