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Second Deadly Stabbing in Newark’s West Ward Under Investigation



By: Richard L. Smith 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II reported today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the death of Mr. Amin Abdul-Aziz, 43, of Newark. 

In the second deadly stabbing this weekend, police said at 7 p.m., Saturday,  police were notified of an assault on the 100 block of North Munn Avenue. 

Authorities  said they found Abdul-Aziz suffering from injuries. 

He was taken to University Hospital in Newark and pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m.

In the first stabbing, at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, police were dispatched to the area after receiving reports of an injured person. 

The victim, identified by several individuals in the community as Mr. Sharod Gully, 52, of Newark, was rushed to University Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead before 9:30 p.m. 

The investigation into both stabbings are active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

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.