Newark New Jersey police are looking into the recent fatal shooting of an East Orange NJ man.
The violent incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. on Friday. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the victim was seated in a car and driving along North 5th Street in East Orange when someone used a handgun to fire multiple shots at the victim, striking him several times.
When Newark police received a report of gunshots fired in the area, police officers were sent to the scene. Newark New Jersey cops subsequently discovered the suspect in his car and suffering from a number of gunshot wounds.
The victim was a 37-year-old man who lived in East Orange, New Jersey. He was rushed to University Hospital in Newark NJ, where doctors provided medical treatment and tried to save him. Tragically, the victim was pronounced dead roughly 30 minutes after police found him in his motor vehicle.
Several law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate the homicide. Among the agencies searching for the shooting suspect are the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force.
Police have not yet identified a suspect in the fatal shooting. If police are eventually able to identify and locate the shooter, he would probably be subject to criminal charges for first degree murder.
As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is a first degree crime. Moreover, unlike other first degree felonies in New Jersey, murder carries a potential punishment of life imprisonment, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Detectives Seek Tips in Slaying of 37-Year-Old East Orange Man.”