Newark NJ Homicide InvestigationPolice are investigating the fatal shooting of a local man at an apartment complex in Newark, New Jersey.

According to authorities, the 35-year-old victim was shot and killed in the hallway of an apartment building located on the 200 block of Washington Street in Newark, NJ.

The Newark Police Department got a report of gunshots fired in the area around 8:30 p.m.

When police officers showed up at the scene, they discovered the victim lying in the hallway of the apartment building. The victim was unresponsive at the scene. Not long after police found him, the victim was pronounced dead.

The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force are conducting a joint investigation into the killing. At this time, investigators have not released any further information about the fatal shooting.

If police do eventually identify and capture a suspect, it is likely that the suspect would be subject to significant criminal charges for murder. Murder is the most serious offense in the NJ Criminal Code. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3 classifies murder as a first degree crime. Moreover, while first degree felonies are usually punishable by up to 20 years in NJ State Prison, criminal homicide can result in life imprisonment.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in the murder. Anyone with information about the shooting should call Essex County task force detectives at 877-847-7432 or 973-621-4586.

For additional information about this case, access article entitled “Man Found Shot to Death in Newark Apartment Building, Authorities Said.”