Newark New Jersey police are still trying to determine the identity of the person responsible for a fatal shooting near a city park last year.
The victim was shot and killed in Newark NJ on October 7, 2015. The victim was reportedly walking along New Fairview Avenue, around Nat Turner Park, when someone used a firearm to shoot him.
The Newark Police Department received a report of gunshots fired and sent officers to the scene. The victim was then taken to nearby University Hospital, where doctors tried to save his life. Tragically, the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.
At the time of his death, the victim was just 27 years old.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force has been investigating the homicide for more than a year, but the department has yet to identify a suspect in the case.
Now authorities are hoping that a $10K reward will lead to information from the public. Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crimestoppers Program recently announced a reward of $10,000 for anyone who provides information about the suspect.
If and when police do capture the homicide suspect, that person would likely face very serious criminal charges for first degree murder. A conviction for first degree murder could lead to life imprisonment in NJ State Prison, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years.
Anyone with information about shooting should get in touch with Essex County Prosecutor’s Office detectives at 877-847-7432.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Authorities Offer Reward for Info on 2015 Newark Murder.”