Newark,NJ (PBN) Two police officers were shot in Newark, New Jersey, Tuesday by a suspect armed with a long gun who fled to a nearby building, according to police and law enforcement officials.

Kendall Howard, 30, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, though additional details were not immediately released.

Howard, who went by the nickname “Book,” shot two Newark police officers on Tuesday while they were trying to question him near Chancellor Avenue and Van Velsor Place, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Police were intensifying their manhunt on Wednesday.

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.