UPDATE: 50-Year-Old Man Shot Dead in Newark’s Central Ward

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

Officials said on Monday, September 14 at approximately 1:24 p.m., Mr. Jerry Wayne Works, Jr., 50, of Newark, was shot at 36 Brenner Street in Newark.

Officials said Works was transported to Rutgers University Hospital and was pronounced dead at 2:18 p.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 Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877 TIPS- 4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.