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February 10, 2012 > Shooting in Newark

Shooting in Newark

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

February 7
A Federal agent was involved in a confrontation in the area of Mayhews Landing Road and Bettencourt Street at 5:53 a.m. during which gun shots were exchanged in front of his residence. One subject was seen fleeing on foot north on Mayhews Landing Road then getting into a vehicle that drove from the scene.

Officers found the off-duty Federal Agent suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to the Trauma Center at the Eden Hospital. An investigation is ongoing with leads followed by detectives of the Newark Police Department with assistance of other local and federal agencies. No further information can be released as to motive or the victim's medical status.

The Newark Police Department can confirm the victim is a 61 year-old Newark resident employed with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Newark Police arrested Piedmont resident, Dennis D L Bagwell, age 61 in connection with the shooting. The suspect was tracked down and arrested and taken into custody without incident after a traffic stop in Union City.

Even with the arrest, the investigation is ongoing with leads being followed up on by the Detectives of the Newark Police Department assisted by other local and federal agencies. No further information has been released as to motive, relation to the victim, or the victim's medical status.


Any person with any information concerning/witnessing this incident can contact the Detective Sergeant Mike Carroll at 510-578-4247. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

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