According to the Hudson County Prosecuotr’s Office, on Friday, at approximately 9:20 a.m., members of the Kearny Police Department Street Crimes Unit observed a narcotics transaction in the area of 27 Franklin Place between a juvenile and adult actor.
Police said both suspects attempted to flee the area, with the adult allegedly driving his vehicle directly at a Kearny Police officer who ordered him to stop.
Offcials said one Kearny Police Detective fired at the vehicle which then fled from the area at a high rate of speed.
The suspect led Kearny Police on a pursuit into Newark where he lost control of his vehicle and crashed at Commerce Street and Raymond Boulevard.
Officials said the suspect was apprehended in the area of 222 Market Street.
The defendant, later identified as Mr. Quamid Johnson, 25 of Newark, was taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the crash and released into police custody.
”At the time of his arrest, Johnson was found to be in possession of 600 wax folds of heroin, or 182 grams – and approximately $500 in cash” police said.
Johnson was charged with Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(1), a crime of the second degree; Eluding in violation of N.J.SA. 2C:29-2b, a crime of the second degree; Resisting Arrest in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2c(3)(b), a crime of the third degree; Possession of CDS (Heroin) with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(1), a crime of the first degree; Distribution of CDS (Heroin) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3), a crime of the third degree; and Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a school zone in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7a, a crime of the third degree.
Officials would not give information on the juvenile who was also.observed being placed in handcuffs.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Internal Affairs Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
As is standard protocol, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has been notified and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is working in conjunction with the State Attorney General