Five suspects arrested in connection with multiple shootings in Newark

Two sets of handcuffs.
Two sets of handcuffs.

NEWARK, NJ – Three suspects have been arrested in connection with multiple shootings in Newark, according to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé. One of those suspects was a 16-year-old who shot a female victim.

The 16-year-old male, whose identity was not released, shot a female victim in the area of North 13th Street. She is reported to be in stable condition and recovering. The teen suspect was identified as an East Orange resident.

Ahmed Rauf-Nomaw, 45, of Middle Grove, NY, was arrested and faces weapons charges after a double shooting. Two male victims in the 900 block of South 16th Street reported that Rauf-Nomaw pointed a handgun at one of the victims before the weapon was discharged.

Quintin Matthews, 36, of East Orange, was arrested for a December shooting at Gareis Street near Blum Street.

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Police reported a single male victim was shot by Matthews following a verbal dispute.

Cordell Tullis, 33, of Newark, was arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in the 500 block of South 20th Street following a verbal dispute

Kerwin David, 40, of Newark, was arrested in connection with an armed robbery and shooting that occurred at Orange Street and Roseville Avenue. A male victim was robbed of his cell phone and $55.00 at gunpoint. During a struggle between the victim and the suspect, the handgun was discharged. No injuries have been reported as a result of this incident.