Suspect wanted in Newark, New Jersey police shooting taken into custody

NEWARK, NJ (WPVI) — A suspect in a shooting that injured two Newark, NJ police officers and sparked a manhunt was taken into custody Wednesday.

Video from our sister station WABC shows police officers carrying 30-year-old Kendal Howard out of a building on Van Velsor Place.

It all started around 1 p.m. Tuesday when officers entered the building after a citizen who saw a leaflet detailing an Oct. 28 shooting hinted at the suspect’s possible identity.

Police were exiting the building when they encountered Howard in the parking lot, and during an altercation, he pulled out a gun and started shooting.

An officer was shot in the leg. The other officer’s neck was grazed by a bullet lodged in his shoulder.

The two officers returned fire and Howard fled to the apartment building.

SWAT officers were called and terrified residents were kept indoors for hours while authorities blocked nearby roads to search for him.

It appears Howard had been hiding in the building overnight until around 11 a.m. Wednesday when he was finally captured.

Authorities charged Howard with attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

One officer remained hospitalized Wednesday and the other was discharged Tuesday night.

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