Paul Braswell Killed by Newark Police Department, Essex County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Bergen St and Lyons Ave
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Police officers approached a car when shots were fired. A standoff lasted for hours before police moved in on the two armed men. Paul Braswell, 29, of Newark was in the vehicle when he was shot and killed. Philip Belton, 39, was wounded and was charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon: a handgun, a rifle and a shotgun. Police said Belton and Braswell were targets of a multi-agency task force was investigating gun offenses.

Victim's Name: Paul Braswell

Agency Responsible: Newark Police Department, Essex County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Race: Black

Date of Death: September 26, 2018

County: Essex

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Criminal

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Vehicle

Weapon: vehicle

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4065

Geography: Urban

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