Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Dehaven Chatman, 19, of Newark.
Yesterday afternoon Chatman was found in front of 20 14th Avenue in Newark with a gunshot wound at approximately 4:35 p.m. He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m.
No arrests have been made. The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-847-7432.