Newark NJ Police Catch Main Suspect in Shooting

Newark NJ police arrested one of the city’s most wanted persons.

Teaming up with the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, local Newark police apprehended 18-year-old Tyshawn Feaster, the suspect in a South Ward shooting.

Mr. Feaster had been wanted on aggravated assault charges stemming from a shooting on May 10. According to police, the shooting occurred in the area of 21 Wainwright Street and left a 36-year-old victim with a non-life-threatening wound.

When police arrested Mr. Feaster, they allegedly found in his possession roughly 50 grams of marijuana. As a result, additional charges have been filed against Mr. Feaster, includingmarijuana possession.

According to police, Mr. Feaster had been on the run since August, when he was released from the Essex County Jail. Mr. Feaster was in the jail on charges of burglary and violation of probation on May 17, just one week after the South Ward shooting.

In New Jersey, aggravated assault is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). As set forth by the statute, aggravated assault is a third degree crime if the offender intentionally causes bodily injury while using a deadly weapon. In this case, if Mr. Feaster is convicted of third degree aggravated assault, he could face up to five (5) years in NJ State Prison.

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