Hillside man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Paul L. Boykins, 34, of Hillside, is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose.

On Aug. 9 at approximately 10 p.m., Boykins was shot in the area of 50 North 5th St. in Newark.

He was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

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