Suspected drug dealer shot by police in Newark

July 1, 2010 4:12:40 AM PDT
A police-involved shooting in Newark Wednesday left a suspected drug dealer injured.The incident happened on Chelsea Avenue just before 5:30 p.m.

Investigators say the man, identified as 28-year-old Muraad Mallard, was shot during a foot chase after he stopped suddenly and turned toward an officer with a gun in his hand. He was hit twice in the upper torso.

The wounded suspect ran into a nearby home, where he was tracked down and arrested. He was taken to University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police swarmed the home with guns drawn, not knowing if any other suspects were inside.

Authorities say the gun may have been a plastic toy, and drugs were recovered at the scene.

No other arrests were made.