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UPDATE: 39-Year-Old Newark Man Killed in East Orange Shooting

East Orange

By: Richard L. Smith 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office reported today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting yesterday of Mr. Omar Johnson-Pilgrim, 39, of Newark.

Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens said that on June 1, at 2:44 p.m. police responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Steuben Street in East Orange. 

Upon arrival, police located Johnson-Pilgrim suffering from gunshot wounds. 

He was transported to University Hospital in Newark and pronounced dead at 3:52 p.m.

Residents told RLS Media that an armed man operating a scooter pulled up to a vehicle with Johnson-Pilgrim inside and began firing repeatedly. 

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.