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UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Newark Star Basketball Player Shot Dead

By rlsmetro on
Newark

 Essex County authorities announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the death of Altamir Mayweather, 17, of Newark According to officials, on Nov. 16, Newark Police were dispatched to the Oscar Miles Housing Complex in the 100 block of Court Street.   Homicide

When they arrived, they discovered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both were transported to University Hospital. Mayweather was pronounced dead at 3:38 pm on Nov. 17.

Officials said the  other victim survived. His name is not being released at this time. 

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Mayweather was a standout basketball player for Weequahic High School in Newark's South Ward. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432