FBI Newark
Public Affairs Specialist Doreen Holder
(973) 792-3020
February 8, 2018

Update: Newark Police Division Fugitive Apprehension Team and FBI Fugitive Task Force Arrest East Orange Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that members of the Newark Police Division’s Fugitive Apprehension Team (F.A.T.) and the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force have arrested Jamil M. Sutton, 39, of East Orange, for an attempted murder that occurred February 8, 2018.

At approximately 12:12 a.m., police responded to the area of Riverview Court and Chapel Street on a call of shots fired. A man fired a handgun at a woman he knows following a dispute. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident, which resulted in property damage.

Detectives investigating this incident have developed sufficient evidence to identify Jamil M. Sutton as a suspect in this incident and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Sutton was arrested today in Newark without incident. He is charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Criminal Mischief, and Conspiracy.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.