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UPDATE: 31-Year-Old Man Killed in Newark’s North Ward

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By: Tracie Carter 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the murder  of Mr. Jabari A. Mason, 31, of Newark. 

According Essex County Spokesman Robert Florida,  at 11:27 a.m., Friday, police responded to a report of a victim lying inside the parking garage on the 400 block of Mt. Prospect Avenue, bleeding and suffering what was first believe to be a gunshot wound. 


County officials said a further investigation indicated that Mason suffered from apparent stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:40 a.m.

The investigation is 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.