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 Eddie Boykins, 52, of Newark.
On July 27, at 6:11 p.m., police were notified of a shooting on the 300 block of Wainwright Street in Newark. Police found Boykins outside at that location suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:35 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.