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UPDATE: Newark Woman Charged with Shooting Maplewood Victim Multiple Times in Apparent Domestic Incident

By rlsmetro on
Maplewood Newark

According to police, at approximately 7:35 a.m., the Maplewood Police Department received several 911 calls of gunshots in the area of 1701 Springfield Avenue.

Police say officers arrived immediately to the scene and observed an injured adult female.

The victim was able to motion to officers that the actor had fled through the rear of the parking garage.

Officials say officers in the area observed a suspect running from the scene matching the clothing description provided by the witnesses.

Police stopped that individual on Hilton Avenue and found her in possession of a 22 Cal. handgun and a knife.

The suspect was taken into custody and thorough investigation, it was later determined that the victim and actor are known to each other and it was a domestic-related incident.

Police say the suspect, Ms. Nyesha Allen, 28, of Newark is currently in custody and charges are pending.

The victim is receiving treatment at University Hospital in Newark for multiple gunshot and stab wounds. Several 22 Caliber bullet casings were recovered at the scene.

Detectives are currently canvassing in the area for additional witnesses.

If anyone has information or video pertaining to this incident, please contact Det. Baez (973) 761-7920.