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Newark Crime Stoppers Offer 5K Reward for Information on 2020 Homicide

By rlsmetro on

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of Nazim Cheek, 19, of Newark.

According to police, on October 9, 2020 Cheek was fatally shot in Newark on the 100 block of Isabella Street.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information should contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.