UPDATE: 47-Year-Old Man Shot Dead in Newark

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 is investigating the fatal shooting of Niles L. Mayo, 47, of Newark.

Police say Mayo was fatally shot Tuesday at approximately 2:27 am in the 700 block of 20th Street. He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:06 am.

The investigation is active and ongoing and 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.