UPDATE: Newark West Ward Homicide Suspect Captured in the Ironbound Section

Police officials in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Zahir D. Moore, 19, of Newark, who was wanted for a September 29, homicide that occurred in the 100 block of Brookdale Avenue.

According to police, Moore was taken into custody yesterday when 6th Precinct officers observed him in the area of Columbia and Lafayette streets.

He faces charges of murder, weapon possession and contempt of court as a suspect in the homicide of Mr. Waleik McCollum, 19, of Newark.

These charges are merely accusations.

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