Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Jayden Jarvis, 20, of East Orange, who was found dead last night in his car in Newark.
On May 3, at 9:43 p.m., Newark police responded to a report of gunshots on the 200 block of 4th Street in Newark. Police were unable to locate a crime scene, but learned there was a motor vehicle accident in the area of First Street and Sussex Avenue in Newark. Police responded and located Jarvis in his car, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to University Hospital and pronounced dead at 11:16 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 tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.