Newark man allegedly lied, said he was shot during robbery

NEWARK— A 31-year-old city resident has been charged with weapons offenses and falsifying a police report after he claimed he was shot in a robbery attempt Monday, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said.

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 800 block of South 14th Street around 11 p.m., where they found Ahmeen Burroughs suffering from a gunshot wound. Burroughs said three men emerged from a Mercury Marquis on Clinton Place near Nye Avenue and attempted to rob him. Burroughs told police he had been shot during the attempt, Ambrose said.

Police subsequently learned that Burroughs had given a …read more

Source: Essex

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