27-year-old shot to death in Newark

27-year-old 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 Faheem R. Muhammad, 27, of Newark, according to an Oct. 8 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Muhammad was shot in the 400 block of Lyons Avenue on Monday, […]

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced on Oct. 7 to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Richard D. Williams, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of […]

Teenager 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 Waleik McCollum, 19, of Newark, according to an Oct. 3 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On Sunday, […]

30-year-old 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 Shaquan Hatcher-Turner, 30, of Newark, according to an Oct. 2 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. At approximately […]

Newark man admits to killing 28-year-old

NEWARK, NJ — Robert Steele, 27, of Newark pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter, admitting he fatally shot Hydee Wryce, 28, also of Newark, according to a Sept. 26 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. The plea agreement calls for Steele to be sentenced to 25 years in New Jersey State […]

Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad captures wanted man

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man wanted by both Newark police and the New Jersey State Parole office was arrested Sept. 20 by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, and a loaded handgun was recovered during the arrest. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that detectives from his department’s Fugitive Squad attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Kevin […]

EO man shot and killed on Mulberry Street 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 Sept. 22 shooting of Jamal Williams, 29, of East Orange, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. On […]

Pennsylvania man shot to death on Market Street

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, Sept. 22, in the 600 block of Market Street in Newark, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark […]

Law enforcement raid in Newark finds drugs, semi-automatic weapon

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 18, a law enforcement task force, comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield and Irvington police departments, executed a search warrant for a West Ward residence in the city and recovered nearly $30,000 in illegal narcotics and a powerful semi-automatic weapon. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said […]