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Newark Twin Brothers Charged with Murder


By: Richard L. Smith 

Essex County officials announced that twin brothers Dequan and Uquan Meadows, both 24, of Newark, have been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Boubacar Doukoure, 29, of Jersey City. 

On January 24, police responded at 5:28 p.m. to a report of a shooting on the 100 block of Clinton Avenue in Newark. 

After an investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force, Dequan and Uquan Meadows were both charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose.

Police said Doukoure was found unresponsive in a parking lot and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:02 p.m.

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.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Calls will be kept confidential.