The Essex County Prosecutor has announced a shooting that killed a man inside an apartment in Irvington Township on Saturday evening.
According to a preliminary investigation, police were called to a home in the single-digit block of Tremont Terrace to investigate a fight in progress around 6:18 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found Mr. Sameer T. Parchment, 23, of Irvington lying on the floor bleeding after suffering gunshot injuries, according to Essex County authorities.
Officials say Parchment was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
Sources close to the investigation told RLS Media that Mr. Parchment was known to someone inside the home when he entered and engaged in a violent physical confrontation with a male occupant in the residence.
According to the source, the man who fought Parchment, -lived in the home- then produced a firearm that reportedly was registered when he fired it at the victim.
The resident then contacted Irvington Police and reportedly told them what occurred.
Neighbors on the block said they saw police remove the resident from the home immediately after the shooting but Essex County authorities said no arrests were made at this time and the investigation is active and ongoing.
"Although the investigation is continuing, at this time, there appears to be no danger to the community", county officials said.
Residents in the community said they believe Mr. Parchment's child's mother lived in the home that he died inside. It is not clear what caused the physical altercation at this time.
Anyone with information should contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes tips line at 1-877 TIPS- 4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.