UPDATE: 31-Year-Old Man Shot Dead in Newark

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting.

Police say on Sunday, Aug. 2 at approximately 6:36 pm Mr. Lamar Rutherford, 31, of Irvington was fatally shot in the area of 175 14th Avenue.

Police say Rutherford was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:54 p.m.

The investigation is active and ongoing. 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.