Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Mr. Al-Muqtadir Padgett, 32, of Newark has been arrested and charged with the **[murder of Mr. Tyree R. Quinones, 22, also of Newark, who was fatally shot in the area of 115 Sunset Avenue](https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/update-22-year-old-newark-man-shot-dead-west-ward)** in Newark on July 13 of this year.
Essex Countyoffcials said Padgett has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
According to offials, Padgett is currently in custody at the Essex County Correctional facility.
These are accusations.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
“Working with our law enforcement partners, we were able to identify and bring charges against this defendant. We will now move to the next stage of prosecuting this case,’’ said Acting Prosecutor Stephens.
“I commend members of the Homicide Task force for their diligence in identifying and apprehending this suspect,” Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose stated. “No one should lose their life due to senseless gun violence.”