Suspect Arrested for Double Shooting in Newark

Police officials in Newark announced the arrest of Mr. Zireek Wyckoff, 27, of Newark, in connection with a double shooting that occurred on Monday, April 6.

“I commend the members of our Major Crimes Unit for their relentless follow-up to ensure that a suspect was identified,” Director Ambrose said.

“Our community is safer due to the hard work and commitment of these detectives. They left no stone unturned in gathering video evidence of this senseless violence, which resulted in two shooting victims.”

According to a statement released by Director Ambrose, at approximately 4 p.m., police responded to Hillside Avenue near Avon Avenue on a call of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers located two victims at University Hospital who had been shot. Both victims were treated and reported in stable condition.

Police say detectives investigating this incident gathered surveillance video footage from several locations and identified Wyckoff as the driver of the suspect vehicle from which the gunfire originated.

Police arrested Wyckoff yesterday -Monday- without incident. He faces two counts each of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Wyckoff is also charged with criminal mischief and conspiracy.