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Suspects Occupying Vehicle Wanted for Asbury Park Shooting Captured in East Orange

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

Police took two suspects in custody after a wild police pursuit that touched off in two municipalities and ended in an East Orange neighborhood. 

Newark Police spotted the red Alfa Romeo just before 12:45 a.m., reportedly wanted for a triple shooting in the 1500 block of Asbury Avenue Tuesday around 7:20 p.m. 

The suspects led Newark Police on a pursuit through the city's North Ward, then sped into the East Orange city limits, where both bailed from the car in the vicinity of Rutledge Avenue and Ampere Parkway. 

After a brief foot pursuit, both assailants were apprehended without further incident in the 40s block of Leslie Street. 

Authoritites are continuing in Monmouth County are continuing to investigate the Asbury Park triple shooting and have not confirmed if the suspects captured in East Orange were the gunmen for Asbury Park.