Newark cops shoot, injure man suspected of pointing gun at drivers

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

NEWARK – Police officers on Friday morning shot and injured a 34-year-old man in Newark, according to authorities.

Just before 4:30 a.m., officers were called to the 5800 block of Jarvis Avenue for a report of a man who was pointing a gun at motorists in the area, the Newark Police Department said in a news release. They found the man at a nearby gas station.

The man did not comply with the officer’s commands and “an officer-involved shooting occurred with one officer discharging their service weapon,” according to police.

Officers provided medical aid to the man, who was taken to an area hospital for further treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening. He was listed in stable condition Friday.

No other injuries were reported.

Officers later determined the man’s firearm was a replica Glock pistol, police said.

Newark police detectives are investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information related to the case can contact Sgt. Yama Homayoun at 510-578-4920 or yama.homayoun@newark.org, or the anonymous tip hotline at 510-578-4965.

Check back for updates.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.