Gunman Shoots Two Police Officers In Newark

A manhunt is underway for a gunman who shot two police officers in Newark on Tuesday afternoon.

Cops were investigating a shooting last week at an apartment building on Van Velsor Place and Chancellor Avenue when they encountered 30-year-old Kendall Howard. There was a brief discussion and then Howard opened fire, striking both officers at close range.

Both officers are hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

There was a 12-hour standoff at the apartment building with officers believing Howard was still inside. However, an evacuation and search of the building turned up empty.

It’s unclear how he escaped, but he remains on the loose.

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