According to Essex County prosecutors, the deadly incident occurred at a residence located in the 500 block of South Orange Avenue in Newark, NJ. The two suspects reportedly got into an altercation with the victim in the backyard of the house.
Newark Police dispatched officers to the scene after getting a call about gunshots being fired in the area. When police officers got to the residence, they discovered the victim lying in the yard. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
Newark police detained and later arrested the two suspects.
If the Irvington suspect is convicted of murder, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is classified as a first degree felony. A conviction for murder could lead to life imprisonment in NJ State Prison, with a minimum term of imprisonment of 30 years.
After being arrested and processed, both suspects were transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey. The suspect charged with homicide was being held at the jail on a $750,000 bail amount; the other suspect was being held in lieu of a bail amount of $75,000.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force is continuing to investigate the homicide.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Two Arrested in Connection to Fatal Newark Shooting.”