Police Involved Shooting Under Investigation

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Professional Standards Bureau of the Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a police involved shooting. The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 12:30 p.m. on 4th Avenue and North 9th Street in the city of Newark,…

Pedestrian Killed in Bloomfield

Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino today announced that Richard Figueroa, 24, of Belleville was struck and killed this morning in Bloomfield in the area of Watsessing and Bloomfield Avenues. Figueroa was pronounced dead at 12:48 p.m. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian may have had a mechanical malfunction.…

18-year-old Killed in Carjacking

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino today announced that Henry Jones, 18, of Newark was fatally shot in the head during an apparent carjacking. Jones was a passenger in a silver Jaguar X10. The incident occurred at 55-57 Parkview Terrance in Newark. The vehicle was recovered. The homicide is still being investigated. No more…

Elderly Man Found Dead in Essex Fells

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Robert Nevius, 91, was found unresponsive at approximately 8:40 a.m. in his Essex Fells home by members of the Essex Fells Police Department who went to the home to do a welfare check-in. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex Fells Police Department are…