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Suspects Wanted for Spring Shootings in Newark Captured

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Newark Police are reporting the arrest of Mr. Anthony Moultrie, 43, and Mr. Alkabir Hinton, 28, both of Newark, who were each being sought for separate recent shooting incidents.

Police said Moultrie was arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Irvine Turner Boulevard on April 19.

A male victim driving in the area reported that his vehicle had been struck by gunfire. The victim was not injured.

Detectives investigating this incident recovered two .40 caliber spent shell casings at the location and damage to the victim’s vehicle due to gunfire.

According to police, with the help of a concerned citizen, who provided a Crime Stoppers tip, detectives identified Moultrie as a suspect in this incident and successfully obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Police said Moultrie was apprehended on June 8 and faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons prohibited from weapon possession. 

Hinton was arrested for a shooting that occurred on May 22 at Avon Avenue and South 19th Street.

Police responded to the area on a Shot Spotter notification and recovered 21 .9mm spent shell casings at the scene.

Newark Police Shooting Response Team members identified Hinton as a suspect in this shooting and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Hinton was also wanted on a federal warrant.

The Shooting Response Team, in partnership with members of the Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, arrested Hinton at 3rd Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

He faces charges of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, criminal mischief, and certain persons prohibited from weapon possession.

These charges are merely accusations.

Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.