Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio are seeking the public’s help in finding the person responsible for fatal a shooting at a Mavado concert in Newark.
An internationally known Reggae artist, Mavado, whose real name is David Constantine Brooke, was performing at the Palladium Ballroom, formerly known as Club Sensation, a night club located at 50 Branford Place between Halsey and Washington Streets in Newark, on the night of May 11 and into the early morning hours of May 12 when a single gunman opened fire in the crowd.
Andre D. Henry, 36, of Irvington, who was attending the concert, was shot and died later. A security officer was also shot but he survived his injuries.
Hundreds of people from New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Connecticut were in the club and video surveillance cameras from the night show scores of people holding up smart phones.
We are asking anyone with information or video to please contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-847-7432. Patrons can also email video to email@example.com.
Essex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in this case.