Police chase nets handgun stolen from Newark officer six years ago

PoliceOne Staff Report
(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Police are looking into the circumstances surrounding the recovery of a gun, stolen from the residence of a Newark police officer in 1994. The weapon was tossed out of a stolen car fleeing New York City police through the Lincoln Tunnel toward New Jersey.

On Nov. 14 New York City police spotted four men in a 1995 Honda Accord who match the description of four men wanted in a rash of robberies. After determining that the car was stolen, an officer attempted to stop the vehicle at which time they began their flight, according to the Bergen Record.

New York police chased the car through the Lincoln Tunnel and saw one of the men toss an object, later determined to be the gun, out of the window, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman told PoliceOne.com.

The driver of the car lost control on the New Jersey side of the tunnel and rammed into four police cars. The suspects fled on foot, but two were caught and arrested.

Port Authority police caught Kareem Young, 23, and Darrell J. Moore, 18, both from Newark and charged them with aggravated assault of a police officer, possession of a weapon and alluding police. The other suspects remain at large.

After closing the Lincoln Tunnel to morning rush hour traffic for more than an hour police recovered a 9 mm pistol that had been stolen from the house of a Newark Police officer in 1994, authorities said.

Newark Police spokesman Lt. Derek Glenn told PoliceOne.com that his department was looking into the matter.

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