Bloomfield, NJ: On Friday June 19, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Arlington Avenue. As the officers approached Federal Plaza, they observed a male lying in the street with an electric scooter between his legs. This male was trying to get the attention of the officers by flashing his cell phone flash light. 

The officers approached the male and after speaking with him, they were able to determine that he could not feel his legs and officers observed a small pool of blood on his shirt near his shoulder. An officer removed the victim’s shirt and observed a small entry wound believed to be a bullet wound. The officers rendered first aid and called an ambulance.

The victim was transported to University Hospital for his injuries. While officers were on the scene, they were notified by Central Communications that there was another victim who sustained a gunshot wound to his torso while at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Floyd Avenue. The second male was locking a gate to the entrance of 120 Arlington Avenue and was approached by a suspect and was shot in his torso. He then drove himself to Saint Michael's Hospital in Newark, NJ for medical treatment. 

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The scene was secured by Bloomfield Officers and Detectives responded to the scene. The Bloomfield Detective Bureau investigated this incident and were able to identify the vehicle used, which was a stolen vehicle. Through investigative techniques and assistance from surrounding Police agencies, this led to the arrest of Tre Byrd, age 19 of Newark, NJ on June 23, 2020. 

“I would like to commend the hard work of our detectives, who worked around the clock to close this case quickly. I would also like to thank the Newark Police Department for their assistance in this investigation” said Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio. 

Byrd is currently at the Essex County Correctional Facility and was charged with the following crimes: 

➢ Two counts of Criminal Attempt Murder 2C:11-3a(1) First Degree Crime; 

➢ One count of Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Murder 2C:5-2 Second Degree Crime; 

➢ One count of Criminal Attempt Robbery 2C:15-1a(1) First Degree Crime; 

➢ One count of Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Robbery 2C:5-2 Second Degree; 

➢ Two counts of Possession of Prohibited Weapons (Defaced Firearm) 2C:39- 3(d) Fourth Degree Crime; 

➢ Two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun 2C:39-5b(1) Second Degree Crime; 

➢ Two counts of Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose 2C:39-4a(1) Second Degree Crime; 

➢ One count of Possession of a Weapon (Community gun) 2C:39-4a(2) Second Degree