The homicide occurred shortly after 10:00 p.m. at an apartment on Crescent Lane in Irvington, New Jersey. Someone at the apartment complex dialed 911 and alerted the Irvington Police Department about gunshots coming from one of the apartments. When Irvington police officers got to the scene, they found the victim in the apartment and suffering from significant gunshot-related injury.
Before emergency responders were able to move the victim to a nearby hospital, he tragically died. Medical officials pronounced the victim, a 38-year-old Irvington NJ man, dead at the scene of the shooting.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Task Force and the Irvington Police Department are conducting a joint investigation into the fatal shooting.
Authorities have not revealed very many details about the homicide investigation.
If and when Irvington law enforcement identifies and captures the shooter, that individual would probably be charged with first degree murder, as well as various weapons offenses. Murder is the most serious criminal offense listed in the NJ Criminal Code and can result in a punishment of life imprisonment. The minimum term of incarceration for a first degree murder conviction is 30 years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “1 Dead in Shooting at Irvington Apartment.”