Police in Newark NJ are looking for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a local resident.
The shooting incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. The Newark Police Department received a 911 call about gunshots fired near the intersection of Stratford Place and Clifton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. When police officers got to the scene, they discovered the victim lying on the pavement and suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
The victim was a 19-year-old man who lived in Newark, New Jersey. Emergency medical responders rushed him to nearby University Hospital, where doctors tried to save him. Tragically, the victim died six hours after arriving at the Newark medical facility.
Newark NJ police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are working together on an investigation into the fatal shooting. Law enforcement has yet to identify a suspect in the killing.
If investigators can eventually figure out who committed the fatal shooting, the culprit could be charged with first degree murder. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is considered the most serious criminal offense in the NJ Criminal Code. While most first degree crimes carry a potential punishment of up to 20 years in prison, murder can lead to life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison.
Any members of the public who have information about the fatal shooting should call Essex County NJ investigators at 877-847-7432.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Shooting Leaves 19-Year-Old Man Dead in Newark.”