Newark Shooting Suspect Captured by Officer on Horseback

Authorities say an armed suspect was chased down by an officer on horseback after a shooting in downtown Newark.

The victim was being treated at University Hospital for "serious injuries" after being shot around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Mulberry Street and Center Street, near the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, according to Newark police.

Authorities say the shooting suspect tried to flee on foot immediately after the shooting, but was quickly apprehended by the equestrian officer, Eric Schroeder, a 13-year veteran on the force.

A weapon was recovered at the scene. 

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