An Irvington NJ man is headed to prison after being convicted of murder for the fatal shooting of a township street in 2014.
The fatal shooting occurred on November 18, 2014. The victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking on Lincoln Place in Irvington when the suspect approached on a bicycle. The suspect then took out a laser-sighted .45-caliber handgun and used the firearm to fire several gunshots in the direction of the victim.
The victim suffered catastrophic injuries when he was struck by four bullets in the head and chest.
Essex County detectives obtained videotape footage that reportedly showed the suspect, a 22-year-old Irvington man, committing the homicide. He was later arrested and charged with first degree murder.
Now the suspect has been convicted on the very serious criminal charges. At the end of a trial in Essex County Superior Court in Newark, a jury convicted the suspect of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and illegal possession of a handgun.
Law enforcement also believes that the suspect may have been involved in the shootings of two men who were set to testify in the case.
The suspect will have to make another appearance in Essex County Superior Court on December 5 so that he can be officially sentenced. At that time, the superior court judge may impose a sentence that ranges from 30 years behind bars to life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Man Convicted of Murder in Irvington Slaying.”