Authorities seek help from public to identify man

Authorities seek help from public to identify man

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens announced March 29 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking help from the public in identifying the man in the accompanying photos. He is a person of interest in the connection with the March 17 murder of Deante Barr. Barr was fatally shot at approximately […]

Newark man convicted of possession of a handgun, tampering with physical evidence

Newark man convicted of possession of a handgun, tampering with physical evidence

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 29 that an Essex County jury has convicted Dashon Ross, 34, of Newark, of second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, third-degree tampering with physical evidence and second-degree possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, following a retrial before Superior Court Judge Nancy […]

Arrest made in vehicular homicide in Irvington

Arrest made in vehicular homicide in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 28 that Mark A. Burney Jr., 20, of Newark, was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide and assault by auto in connection with the March 17 crash in Irvington that resulted in the death of Eric Smith, 43, of Newark. A […]

Man shot to death on Eastern Parkway in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced March 25 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 Rasheed Barnes, 38, of Newark. At approximately 4:20 a.m., Barnes was […]

Irvington man shot to death on Park Place

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced March 25 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Zaveuxm Waynick, 20, of Irvington. On Sunday, March 24, Waynick was fatally shot in the 100 block of Park Place […]

Newark man convicted of vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced March 22 that Garrett Carter, 52, of Newark, was convicted by an Essex County jury of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of Steven Dawkins, 39, of Orange. Following a trial before Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin, the jury convicted Carter […]

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

Authorities investigate fatal shooting in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced March 20 that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old male in Irvington. Shortly before 3 p.m. on March 20, Irvington police officers responded to the 1100 block of Clinton Avenue on reports of […]

Man sentenced to 20 years for aggravated manslaughter

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced March 19 that Khalil Harris, 52, of Newark, was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison for fatally shooting Curtis Thomas, 42, also of Newark. In February, Harris was about to go on trial for the Aug. 31, 2016, murder when […]

Man fatally shot on Renner Ave. in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. 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 Dax M. Rowland, 28, of Newark. Rowland was fatally […]