From a spike in gun violence to a controversial new police on marijuana cases, Thompson’s term is off to a challenging start.
Hundreds of people gathered outside Paterson City Hall on Tuesday night to demand justice and safer streets after a 12-year-old girl was fatally shot by a stray bullet while riding her scooter.
A 12-year-old girl who was gunned down while riding a scooter with friends was on life support, on Sunday night.
Six people were shot, two fatally, in three overnight shootings in Bridgeport, police said.
Police responded to a 911 call just after 5 a.m. in front of 367 Britton Avenue in Clifton and found the victim unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head.
Police found a 32-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the chest and a 34-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds about the body.
At least 13 people were shot in a violent night across New York City, including a Staten Island man who was shot in the face outside of his own home.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto was stabbed to death while in the elevator with his friend Mikayla Capers, 7, who was also attacked.
According to CompStat figures, 129 people were shot last month, a 43 percent increase over the same period last year.
The victims were standing on South 19th Street in Wyandanch early Sunday morning when an unknown person fired two shots, police said.
A man was killed and two other people were injured during a shooting early Sunday morning in Brooklyn, police said.
The shootings happened about a mile apart during a two-hour span on Friday afternoon, but it doesn’t appear that the incidents are connected, according to Essex County authorities.
At least 13 people were wounded in nine separate shootings over the weekend across the city.
Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880′s Levon Putney reported.