MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Cheif of Police, Jim DeVaul has issued the following press release:
On September 11, 2019 at approximately 7:35 am, the Maplewood Police Department received several 911 calls of gunshots in the area of 1701 Springfield Avenue. Officers arrived immediately to the scene and observed an injured adult female. The victim was able to motion to officers that the actor had fled through the rear of the parking garage. Officers in the area observed a suspect running from the scene matching the clothing description provided by the witnesses. Officers stopped that individual on Hilton Avenue. The suspect was found in possession of a 22 Cal. handgun and a knife.
The suspect was taken into custody and through investigation it was later determined that the victim and actor are known to each other and it was a domestic related incident. The suspect, Nyesha Allen 28 year old of Newark NJ is currently in custody and charges are pending. The victim is receiving treatment at Rutgers Hospital, Newark NJ for multiple gunshot and stab wounds. Several 22 Caliber bullet casings were recovered at scene.
Detectives are currently canvassing in the area for additional witnesses. If anyone has information or video pertaining to this incident, Please contact Det. Baez (973) 761-7920.
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