Questions remain as to how man accused of shooting 2 officers was able to evade police for nearly a day

Questions remain regarding how a man accused of shooting two Newark police officers was able to evade authorities for nearly a day.
That shooting shut down a residential neighborhood in the Weequahic section of the city.
One of the officers who was shot Tuesday afternoon remains at University Hospital. He was shot in the neck and shoulder area. This officer, who was not identified, is expected to recover. But he will be required to stay at the hospital for a few more days.
Meanwhile, Officer Jabrill Paul, who was shot in the leg, was released from the hospital just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. He told reporters that he was happy to be going home.
“I also know him. I know his family and am grateful for the work and the commitment they have to this city and this community,” said Mayor Ras Baraka.
Both officers have only been on the job for slightly over a year.
Officials say that the officers were shot when they confronted 30-year-old Kendall Howard who was wanted for another crime. The confrontation and shooting happened in the back parking lot of 25 Van Velsor Place near Chancellor Avenue.
Howard allegedly escaped into the apartment building. Police went door to door looking for him, locking down the area. By midnight, police say they determined that Howard was no longer in the building.
But about 12 hours later police officers once again swarmed the building and came back out with Howard. It was not immediately clear if he had been inside the building the entire time or left and returned.
People who live in the building tell News 12 New Jersey that Howard lives there, although officials say he is an East Orange resident.
The shooting ignited fear in the neighborhood. But other residents still stepped in to help. A woman was seen on video trying to treat one of the officer’s wounds, while the situation was still unfolding.
Authorities say she was driving by and stopped to help. That officer was grazed in the neck and hit in the shoulder.