Tip leads detectives to man with loaded handgun, Newark police say

Dennis Rogers (Photo: Dept. of Public Safety) 

NEWARK — A 30-year-old Newark man was arrested after he tossed a loaded gun and ran from police in the city’s West Ward, authorities said Thursday.

Detectives with the police division’s Special Enforcement Bureau responded to a Crime Stoppers tip of a man armed with a gun near 9th Street and South Orange Avenue Tuesday, according to Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose.

Dennis Rogers matched the tipster’s description and fled when he spotted the police, but was soon captured, authorities said. Police recovered the loaded .40-caliber handgun he threw away.

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Source: NJ.com Essex

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