UPDATE: Newark Police Arrests Man Wanted for Shooting Two Victims in Bloomfield
Newark Police arrested a man who was wanted for a double shooting on Friday.
According to police, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Arlington Avenue.
Police say as officers approached Federal Plaza, they observed a male lying in the street with an electric scooter between his legs.
This male was trying to get the attention of the officers by flashing his cell phone flashlight police said.
The officers approached the male and after speaking with him, they were able to determine that he could not feel his legs and officers observed a small pool of blood on his shirt near his shoulder.
Police say an officer removed the victim’s shirt and observed a small entry wound believed to be a bullet wound.
The officers rendered first aid, then called an ambulance. The victim was transported to University Hospital for his injuries.
While officers were on the scene, they were notified by Central Communications that there was another victim who sustained a gunshot wound to his torso while at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Floyd Avenue.
Police say the second male was locking a gate to the entrance of 120 Arlington Avenue and was approached by a suspect and was shot in his torso.
He then drove himself to Saint Michael's Hospital in Newark for medical treatment.
Bloomfield Officers and Detectives secured and responded to the scene.
The Bloomfield Detective Bureau investigated this incident and were able to identify the vehicle used, which was a stolen vehicle.
Newark Police captured Mr. Tre Byrd, 19, of Newark, on June 23.
“I would like to thank the Newark Police Department for their assistance in this investigation”.
Bloomfield detectives picked up the suspect who was being held by Newark Police officers.
Byrd is currently at the Essex County Correctional Facility and was charged with the two counts of attempted murder, among other charges.