Newark Man Arrested Following Shooting

On September 29, 2019, at about 2301 hours, Newark Police responded to the 300 block of Terrace Drive for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers contacted subjects in the area.  The investigation revealed that a group of subjects, who were all known to each other, standing outside of a residence.  Two of the subjects began to have a disagreement.  One of the subjects, later identified as George McCullough, 27, of Newark, went into his residence and came back outside a short time later.  McCullough then proceeded to point a handgun towards the ground in the area of the victim and fired one round.  The victim, a 31 year-old male, was not injured.  McCullough then fled the area.

Officers located a shell casing on the ground in addition to a fired bullet.  A warrant was subsequently obtained for McCullough’s arrest.

On September 30, 2019, McCullough turned himself in at Newark Police Headquarters.  He was charged with Reckless Endangering in the First Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.  McCullough appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was released on $13,000 unsecured bail.

George McCullough