Newark police officer who was shot Tuesday released from hospital

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NEWARK, NJ – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announce that a second detective, Quadiryyah Marshall, was shot during the arrest of an armed suspect on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

Newark Police Detective Q. Marshall was discharged today from University Hospital after she was shot along with Detective N. Edert on December 14. The two detectives were shot by an armed suspect at 14th Ave. and 14th St. Detective Marshall heroically suffered in pain for days without realizing that bullet fragments were lodged into her leg following the shooting. Director O’Hara commends Detective Marshall along with Detective Edert for their bravery in protecting Newark residents.

“I am grateful to learn that the lives of two Newark Police detectives were spared after they were both shot this week,” Mayor Baraka said. “Detective Marshall, Detective Edert and the other officers involved in the incident that resulted in the shootings, are true heroes and champions of public safety in the City of Newark.”

“Not only did Detective Marshall display incredible bravery by not backing down when an armed suspect pulled out a gun and started shooting at her and other officers, she also displayed remarkable strength by enduring days of suffering with a bullet fragment in her leg,” Director O’Hara said. “She is being treated for her injuries, which are more severe than she realized. The people of Newark are incredibly blessed to have men and women like these who are willing to put their lives on the line to ensure their safety.”

Just after 8:35 p.m., Newark Police in the area of 14th Avenue and 14th Street, in response to community concerns. The suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire as police approached, and Police Officer Nicholas Edert was shot. After suffering a non-life-threatening injury, Edert was treated and released from University Hospital on Wednesday. Upon his release, Mayor Baraka and Director O’Hara led hundreds of police officers, as well as state troopers and a host of Newark Firefighters and other well-wishers, in a tribute to Edert, Marshall, and the other police officers involved in this incident.

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