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Newark police shoot a man who allegedly points a gun at motorists

PIX Now – Afternoon edition 21-06-24


PIX Now – Afternoon edition 21-06-24

06:27

A man who allegedly pointed a gun at motorists in Newark was shot by police around 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Officers dispatched to the 5800 block of Jarvis Avenue found the man at a nearby gas station, police said.

When the man did not comply with police commands, an officer discharged his weapon, striking the man once and causing non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The 34-year-old Newark man was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition, police said. It was later determined that the man’s firearm was a replica of a Glock pistol.

The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Newark Police Detective Sergeant. Yama Homayoun at (510) 578-4920 or yama.homayoun@newark.org.

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