Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which included detectives from East Orange, is investigating the fatal shooting of Mr. Rashawn Y. Simmons, 19, of East Orange.
According to police, at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, Simmons was discovered in a motor vehicle, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, in the 400 block of Main Street in East Orange.
Police say Simmons was pronounced dead at University Hospital at 10: 15 p.m.
The investigation is active and ongoing and no arrests have been made.
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.