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Man fatally shot, another injured in brazen shooting on Bloomfield Avenue

Joan Aguiree is facing charges of fatally shooting a man on Bloomfield Avenue in Newark.

One Newark man was fatally shot and an innocent bystander was injured when a gunman opened fire in broad daylight on Bloomfield Avenue near Garside Street.

The gunman was spotted fleeing the scene by Newark police, who fired shots at the suspect. Police subsequently apprehended hiding in a dumpster in the area of Kearny Street and Broadway in Newark, behind a high school.

The gunmam, identified as Joan Aguiree, 23, of Newark was arrested and charged with murder, unlawful possession of weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

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The victim was identified as Victor A. Brantley, 26, of Newark. The innocent bystander who was shot was not identified. He suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds, police said.

Police said no one was injured by when the officers discharged their weapons.

Aguiree is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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