Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Sheilah Coley have announced that authorities have made an arrest in connection with June 10, 2014 shooting death of Coulibabry Zoumana Wilson. Wilson, who was a student at Weequahic High School, was shot during a disturbance in the 100 block of Leslie Street on Tuesday afternoon.
An investigation conducted by the Essex County Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, has led to the arrest of a seventeen year old Newark resident. The juvenile, who was arrested Wednesday night by task force detectives, has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Acting Prosecutor Murray praised the work of the Major Crimes Task Force. The juvenile, who cannot be identified at this time because of his age, has been remanded to the Essex County Youth Detention Facility, pending an appearance in the Family Division of the Superior Court, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly, who added that It is possible that the State will seek to have the juvenile tried as an adult. The investigation is continuing according to Fennelly.
THE CHARGES AGAINST THIS JUVENILE ARE ONLY ACCUSATIONS AND THE JUVENILE IS PRESUMED INNOCENT AT THIS TIME.