18-year-old shot, killed in Chinese food restaurant

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced March 18 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Deante Barr, 18, of Newark.

Barr was fatally shot at a Chinese restaurant in the 900 block of South Orange Avenue in Newark on March 17 at approximately 9 p.m. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital at 10:57 p.m.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

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