Newark Police Say Man Shot Friend An Lied About It, Held On $122 K Cash Bail

Newark Police have arrested a man for providing a false statement and felony charges for a July 3, 2021, shooting incident, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said on July 3, 2021, at about 7:00 pm, Newark Police were advised that a 20-year-old male victim arrived at an area hospital by private vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. The shooting reportedly occurred on Madison Drive in Newark.

Newark Police detectives determined that the victim in this incident was accidentally shot by a friend, Nih’ki Price, 21, of Newark, said Rubin.

Price was playing with a gun inside a residence in the 100 block of Madison Drive when the victim, who was in the same room with Price, was shot once in the leg by Price causing serious injury, added Rubin.

Price initially gave a false statement to Detectives as to the circumstances of the shooting, said Rubin. On July 16, 2021 Price was taken into custody without incident and transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with the following offenses:

Assault First Degree
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Providing a False Statement to Law Enforcement

Price appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $122,000 cash bail. Price was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

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