JERSEY CITY MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN NEW JERSEY STATE PRISON FOR 2019 NEWPORT CENTRE MALL SHOOTING
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Monday, March 29, 2021, the Honorable John A. Young, Jr., J.S.C. sentenced Ahmad Broadway, age 26, of Jersey City, to six years in New Jersey State Prison on charges related to his involvement in the January 11, 2019 shooting inside the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City that injured two people.
In February, Broadway pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a and to one count of fourth-degree Risking Widespread Injury or Damage in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-2c.
Judge Young sentenced Broadway to a term of five years in New Jersey State Prison, 42 months without parole eligibility pursuant to the Graves Act on the weapons offense and 12 months on the Risking Widespread Damage charge. The sentences are to run consecutive to one another for a total of six years in New Jersey State Prison.
On Friday, January 11, 2019, at approximately 6 p.m., Jersey City Police responded to a call of shots fired with victims from inside the food court on the third floor of the Newport Centre Mall. Two men were injured in the shooting and hundreds of mall-goers were locked down for hours while law enforcement from multiple agencies throughout the area secured the mall and searched for the shooter.