Police: Suspect wanted for shooting of pastor in Newark
Police are searching for the suspect responsible for shooting an East Orange pastor early Thursday morning.
Pastor Timothy Huff’s relatives say he was sitting on his couch when two shots were fired into his Newark home along Fourth Street. One entered near the front door and the other went through the house near the front window.
The shooting was captured by the neighbor's surveillance camera, which showed two young women. One of them could be seen firing a weapon before running away.
Family members say that prior to the shooting, a group of young women smashed the windshield and sideview mirror of one the pastor’s son's cars. Huff went outside to tell them he was calling the police. Before the police showed up, two of the suspects returned to shoot into the house.
A bullet penetrated the pastor’s upper torso, resulting in him being hospitalized and having a portion of his lung removed. It also caused him to suffer from kidney failure. His family says he remains in the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital.
"He's in critical condition, he's in the ICU and he's still fighting for his life,” said his stepson.
The family says detectives have told them that they are still gathering evidence.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Huff. For more information, click here.