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UPDATE: Armed Suspect Arrested for Occupying Vehicle Wanted for Newark Shooting


By: Tracie Carter

Essex County Sheriff Officers arrested an armed suspect who they found occupying a felony vehicle in Newark Wednesday night. 

According to a report, officers patrolling a section of 7th Avenue came across an occupied vehicle wanted for a shots-fired incident in Newark around 11 p.m. 


Officers immediately arrested the male without further incident and a search of the car revealed a gun, according to reports. 

Police have not confirmed if the weapon was connected to the earlier shooting. 

The investigation is active and ongoing.