By: Richard L. Smith
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, has announced an investigation into a violent incident in Irvington that resulted in one fatality and two injuries.
Spokesman Robert Florida said the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is actively looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of 27-year-old Mr. Damian Thompson of Irvington, following a double shooting event.
The incident occurred on the evening of Sunday, February 11, around 9:22 p.m., when police were alerted to shots fired on the 200 block of Isabella Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers discovered three males outside the reported location; two had sustained gunshot wounds, and a third suffered a leg injury from a fall.
Emergency responders transported the victims to University Hospital. Unfortunately, Thompson was pronounced dead at 11:14 p.m. The other two individuals received medical treatment for their non-fatal injuries.
Detectives are currently investigating the involvement of one of the injured parties as a potential suspect in the shooting.
As the investigation continues, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office urges anyone with information related to this tragic event to come forward.
The community's cooperation is vital as authorities work to uncover details and bring those responsible to justice.