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City of Newark Police Division
Wednesday November 29th, 2023 :: 10:15 p.m. EST


Police Seek Help Locating Man Wanted for Questioning in Shooting

Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé requests the public’s help in locating Johnny C. Vallejo-Melendez, 28, who is wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Thursday, November 2, 2023. 

Detectives are investigating the shooting, which occurred in the 600 block of  N. 7th Street, and are seeking Vallejo-Melendez for questioning. No injuries have been reported in this incident. 

Director Fragé urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Johnny C. Vallejo-Melendez to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.    
Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: Submit a Crime Tip - Newark Department of Public Safety. #newarknj #publicsafety #police #community #partnership #newjersey #cops #tips #CrimeStoppers

City of Newark Police Division
480 Clinton Ave
Newark, NJ 07108

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