Kendall Howard Charged with Attempted Murder of Police Officers.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced that Kendall Howard, 30, has been charged with the attempted murder of two Newark Police officers.
Authorities allege that Howard shot the two officers on the afternoon of November 1 as they attempted to question him in the area of Chancellor Avenue and Van Velsor Place, Newark. Both officers were rushed to University Hospital in Newark, where they remain hospitalized.
Kendall “Book” Howard, height 6’ 3,” weight 180-200 lbs., brown eyes
Howard has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone seeing the suspect should call 911 immediately.
The charges against the defendant are merely allegations. He is presumed innocent at this time.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is also asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.