Authorities seek assistance in solving homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crimes Stoppers Program is offering as much as $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the death of Antonio Garcia, 68, of Newark.

In October, the victim was involved in an argument with another individual in the parking lot to the Walgreen’s store located on Irvington Avenue and Manor Drive in Newark.

During the argument, Garcia was struck by the individual and fell to the ground, striking his head on the ground. Since the encounter, Garcia had been unresponsive and unable speak.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Garcia died from the injuries he sustained in the assault.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in solving this crime. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office at 877-847-7432.