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UPDATE: Newark Police Nab Man who Allegedly Shot Man, Woman in Newark's South Ward


Police in Newark announced the arrest of Mr. Marquis Hatcher, 27, of Newark, also known as Toyon Hatcher, on charges of three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in a shooting that occurred Friday.

According to a statement released by Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, shortly before 7:45 p.m., reports of shots fired sent police to the 900 block of Bergen Street where they found a man and woman suffering gunshot injuries.

Director Ambrose said the pair were transported to University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police say another woman was shot at during the same incident but there were no injuries reported.

Detectives investigating this incident identified Marquis Hatcher as a suspect and secured a warrant for his arrest.

Police took Hatcher into custody without incident according to Director Ambrose.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

At least two other suspects remain at large. This investigation is ongoing.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about this incident to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.