The Newark Police Department received a call about gunshots at the club around 5:30 a.m. Police officers were then dispatched to the scene of the shooting, which was near Sherman Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
When police officers got to the scene, they saw the 45-year-old victim lying on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was immediately transported to nearby University Hospital, where doctors tried to save his life. Unfortunately, doctors at the hospital could not help the victim; he was pronounced dead approximately one hour after the shooting.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department later issued a joint statement about the incident and subsequent investigation. According to the official statement, the victim’s death was caused by multiple gunshot wounds.
The investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing. Thus far, investigators have not identified any suspects in the case. Additionally, no motive for the shooting has been identified.
If police are eventually able to identify and apprehend a suspect, serious criminal charges could follow. Murder is considered the most serious criminal offense in the New Jersey Criminal Code. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, anyone who purposely or knowingly caused the death of another person can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction for first degree murder could lead to a sentence of life imprisonment, with a minimum sentence of 30 years in NJ State Prison.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department have asked members of the public to provide information on the shooting. Anyone with information about the suspects or the fatal shooting can leave anonymous tips by calling 1-877-TIPS-4EC.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Man Fatally Shot at After-Hours Club, Authorities Say.”