Two men were recently charged with murder for the fatal shooting of a person outside a Newark NJ residence.
The homicide occurred on July 22. The 37-year-old victim was shot and killed as he walked toward a car parked outside his house, which is located on the 200 block of South 9th Street in Newark, New Jersey. The victim was in the process of taking his three young kids to daycare during the morning hours.
According to authorities, the suspects were waited outside when the suspect exited his residence.
Officials said that the victim’s three kids were present for the killing. One of the suspects reportedly instructed the children to return to the house before the shooting. When the kids remained with their father outside the residence, the suspects allegedly fired multiple gunshots and killed the victim.
Newark NJ police officers and first-responders were sent to the scene, where they found the victim lying on the street. The victim was taken to nearby University Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead a short time later.
The two suspects live in Newark and Jersey City. They were linked to the murder after a joint investigation by the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Task Force.
Both suspects were charged with first degree murder, as well as robbery and weapons offenses.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted of the most serious charge of felony murder, they could face the most severe penalties in the NJ Criminal Code. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is classified as a first degree crime and carries a potential life sentence in New Jersey State Prison.
One of the suspects remains at large. The other suspect was arrested and later remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, NJ.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “2 Charged in Killing of Newark Father Shot in Front of Kids.”