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BREAKING: Man Shoots his Girlfriend Dead Inside House in Irvington Township; Infant Found Alive

By rlsmetro on
Irvington Township

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office leads the investigation into two individuals found dead inside a house in Irvington Township overnight. 

According to a preliminary investigation, police responded to an address on Adams Street to investigate reports of a domestic violence dispute around 3:29 a.m. 

When police entered the bloodied and gruesome apartment, they found a severely injured, unconscious and unresponsive man and a woman suffering bullet wounds on the second floor. 

A gun was found near the couple’s bodies.  


Residents on the block identified the woman as Ms. Daquasha Jackson, 31, a former Newark Central Ward resident, and the male (suspect) is Mr. Dane Lawrence, 32. 

Medical personnel pronounced the couple dead at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide. 

RLS Media learned that police found Jackson’s baby inside the residence, but no injuries were reported to the child. 

The investigation is active and ongoing.