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Newark’s Mayor Issues Statement on Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

By rlsmetro on
Newark

The following is a statement from the Honorable Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

”Just a few minutes into the New Year, some of our plainclothes Newark police officers arrived at a scene where shots were being fired and an officer fired one round fatally striking someone.

The Attorney General’s office is leading an investigation and the officer is on administrative leave while the investigation is underway. Two firearms were also recovered and at least one arrest was made.

If anyone has any information or videos of what happened, please come forward and contact the Attorney General’s office at 609-292-4925 or 609-984-5828”.