The death of Daniel Mejia, 23, of Newark has been determined to be a homicide. Mejia was found non-responsive in a parking lot on Honiss Street in Belleville on Tuesday, Jan. 4. at approximately 5:06 a.m.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. Following an autopsy today, the cause of death has been determined to be trauma to the head. Mejia was shot in the head.
The investigation is active and ongoing. No other information is available at this time.