UPDATE: 47-Year-Old Newark Man Killed in Bloomfield

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Bloomfield Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

Yesterday, Wednesday, Aug. 12, at approximately 8 p.m., Mr. Kevin Roberts, 47, of Newark was shot in the area of 12 First Avenue in Bloomfield.

Officials said he was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:14 p.m.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is active and ongoing.

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.

All calls will be kept confidential.