According to authorities, the victim was shot and killed while he walked along the 900 block of Grove Street in Irvington, NJ. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m.
The victim was immediately transported to Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, Jersey. Tragically, doctors were unable to save the victim; he was pronounced dead approximately half an hour after the shooting.
The victim was later identified by Irvington police as a 21-year-old local man.
The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are currently investigating the shooting. Police have not yet identified a motive for the shooting or a suspect in the case.
If a suspect is eventually identified and apprehended, they would likely face significant criminal charges for homicide.
Murder is the most serious criminal offense in the NJ Criminal Code. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, anyone who purposely or knowingly causes the death of another can be charged with a first degree criminal offense. Although first degree felonies typically carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, a conviction for first degree murder could lead to life imprisonment. Moreover, a first degree murder conviction would result in a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in state prison.
For additional information about this case, access NJ.com article entitled “1 Dead in Irvington Shooting, Authorities Say.”