Officials: Newark police officer shoots gun-wielding man, Willie Brooks
NEWARK - A Newark police officer shot a man who pulled out a gun and refused to put it down, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says.
The incident occurred on North Fourth Street and Dickerson Street at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities say the officer approached a group of men when Willie Brooks, 22, pulled out a gun and turned it toward the officer, prompting him to fire.
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Brooks was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
He has been charged with several weapons offenses.