UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Shot Dead in Newark’s West Ward

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which included detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Deante Barr, 18, of Newark.

Police say Barr was fatally shot at a Chinese restaurant in the 900 block of South Orange Avenue in Newark yesterday at approximately 9 p.m. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital at 10:57 p.m.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

No arrests have been made according to police

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