By: Richard L. Smith
Police in East Orange took a resident into custody and charged him with multiple violations, including firing a weapon within city limits that resulted in property damage Wednesday evening.
What is believed to have begun as a domestic violence investigation, at approximately 6:45 p.m., East Orange Police responded to reports of shots fired at 129 North Arlington Avenue.
When units arrived at the scene, they found evidence that a shooting had occurred and an unoccupied vehicle had been struck by gunfire at that location.
East Orange Police officials said during the investigation, they found a .40 caliber gun at the scene.
Officers arrested Mr. Jymil Redd of East Orange after resisting and struggling with police, according to charges made public by county officials.
Essex County officially charged Mr. Redd with the following:
-UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPON-HANDGUNS WITHOUT A PERMIT
-OBSTRUCTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAW OR GOV. FUNCTION
-PROHIBITED WEAPONS AND DEVICES - LARGE CAPACITY AMMO
-RESIST ARR/ELUD-PREVENTS OFFICER FROM EFFECTING ARREST
-PROHIBITED WEAPONS AND DEVICES - HOLLOW NOSE/DUM-DUM
-PROHIBITED WEAPONS AND DEVICES
-SIMPLE ASSAULT-PURPOSELY/KNOWINGLY CAUSE BOD. INJURY
-AGGRAVATED ASSAULT- STRANGLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM
The charges are accusations. Mr. Redd should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The incident remains under investigation by East Orange Police.