May 21, 2013 > Shooting suspect wounded
Shooting suspect wounded
Submitted By Newark PD
On May 17, 2013 at approximately 5:37 PM Newark Police Dispatch received a phone call from a Newark resident concerned about a mentally depressed relative. The caller advised the relative was possibly in possession of several firearms and had made suicidal threats.
Newark officers responded to the residence in the 5500 block of McDonald Avenue and made telephone contact with the male. The Negotiators talking with the male confirmed he was despondent and also heard several rounds being fired from inside the residence. Officers positioned around the residence also heard numerous shots being fired from inside the residence. Crisis Negotiators attempted to diffuse the situation for approximately 45 minutes, but the male refused to surrender and threatened to shoot police. The male disconnected contact with the negotiators.
Responding Newark Officers, using an armored rescue vehicle, positioned themselves near the residence. An armed male suddenly exited the residence and shot at the officers in the armored vehicle. Newark Police fired at the armed male striking him at least once. He moved back inside the residence. Officers were able to safely rescue the male from inside the residence. He has been transported to a local trauma center where he is being treated for a life threatening gunshot wound.
This incident is under investigation.