Man fatally shot in Newark, woman injured

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a double shooting that resulted in one fatality, according to a Feb. 11 press release from the ECPO. On  Feb. 10 at approximately 6:53 p.m., Detrick Mitchell, 21, of Newark, was shot on […]

Man arrested for conspiracy to commit murder

NEWARK, NJ — Hassan S. Shoulars, 26, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the death of Avent Holston, 27, of Newark, according to a Jan. 22 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Holston was fatally shot on Oct. 28 on the 300 block of […]

East Orange man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — 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 Marquis Forman, 27, of East Orange, according to a Jan. 16 press release from the ECPO. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 7:42 p.m., Forman was shot on the […]

Former Newark police officer admits to bribery

NEWARK, NJ — A former Newark police officer admitted on Jan. 9 that he solicited and accepted cash payments from a brothel owner in Newark in exchange for protecting brothels from police action, and that he failed to report those cash payments on his personal federal income tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Julio […]

Essex County jury convicts serial killer on all counts

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted serial killer Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 23, of Orange, on three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of three young women he killed between August and November 2016, and the kidnapping, sexual assault and attempted murder of a fourth woman, according to a Dec. 23 press release […]

Law enforcement seizes more than $9,000 in drug-trafficking investigation

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s West Ward, more than $9,000 in illegal narcotics and narcotics sales were seized Dec. 26 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested two adult males, according to a press release from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers […]

Essex County jury convicts man of murder

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Christopher Poole, 26, of Newark, of murdering Rasheed “O.J.” Olabode, 27, also of Newark, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. “The victim did not know the defendant, but (the defendant) shot him at point-blank range in cold blood as […]

Man arrested for two murders after brief standoff

NEWARK, NJ — Michael Mayse, 33, of Newark, was arrested after a brief standoff the night of Dec. 16 for two murders, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Mayse is charged with the murder of Keyshawn Jones, 23, of Newark, who was fatally shot on Sunday, Dec. 15, at approximately […]

Newark man sentenced to 75 years for killing brother and cat

NEWARK, NJ — Ervwakine Pryor, 41, of Newark, was sentenced to 75 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of his brother Jovan Johnson, 29, also of Newark. The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare, according to a Dec. 10 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. According to […]

16-year-old arrested for killing 15-year-old

NEWARK, NJ — A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with the murder of 15-year-old Elijah Alvarez, of Newark, according to a Dec. 11 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The arrested juvenile, who is not being named at this time because of his age, has also been charged with felony murder, attempted […]

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