Acting Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force and Newark Police Department are investigating an early morning homicide in Newark’s South Ward. Abdullah Parrish, 26 of Newark was fatally shot in the area of 661 Frelinghuysen Avenue at approxmiately 1 am this morning. When the Police arrived they found Mr. Parrish suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The investigation is being conducted by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force including the Newark Police Department. “There is no apparent motive at this time but it appears that Mr. Parrish was targeted by the shooter”, said Anthony Ambrose, Chief of Detectives.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s or the Newark Police Department Tips Lines. All calls will be confidential.