NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Najeeb Walker, 37, of East Orange, for weapon possession last night.  

 At approximately 10:45 p.m., police patrolling the area of Avon and Peshine avenues observed a man with a handgun. Upon becoming aware of police presence, the suspect ran, dropping the gun to the ground. The suspect, Najeeb Walker, was apprehended and arrested. Police recovered the loaded handgun.

Walker is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (hollow point bullets) and Resisting Arrest.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.