East Orange Man Shot Dead in Newark

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that authorities are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in Newark on Friday afternoon.

According to authorities, the shooting occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. when Newark police officers were dispatched to the area of 76 Cutler Street on reports of shots fired.

Arriving officers observed a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim was rushed to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.

He has been identified as Joshua Smith, 20, of East Orange.

There has been no arrests at this time.

Cutler Street, Newark, NJ, 07104