NEWARK - A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the Mother's Day shooting of a Newark teenager.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced that a 15-year-old Newark boy was arrested and charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. His name is not being released due to his age.
Four other people, including two juveniles, were previously arrested and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Al-Shakeen Woodson, 15, on May 14 near 19th Avenue and South 16th Street.
Jaqeuce Spinks, 19, and a 16-year-old have been charged with the murder.
Marquise Cephus, 18, and a 17-year-old have been charged with weapons possession.
The shooting happened hours after the annual "Blessing of the Bikes" event. Thousands of people attended the event and many from the crowd were still there when the shooting happened.
Three other people, including one of the suspects, were injured during the shooting.