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UPDATE: Birthday Party to Honor Man Killed Inside Maplewood Restaurant Last Year Ends in Fatal Shooting of Newark Man at Edison Indian Restaurant

By rlsmetro on
Edison Maplewood

A violent overnight shooting that killed at least one person at an Indian Cuisine Restaurant/Catering Hall in Edison was for a man savagely gunned down at a restaurant in Maplewood nearly one year ago today.

In a statement released by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department, officials said a Newark man has been fatally shot and another man from Newark remains in critical condition after being shot in the township early this morning.

According to officials, the victim -male, 31 years of age, from Newark was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name is withheld until notification has been made to his family. Another 40-year-old man from Newark, was also shot, taken to the hospital and remains in serious condition officials said.

The shooting took place outside the Akbar Restaurant located on Cortland Street in Edison where a Reggae event was being held. Police were alerted to the shooting at approximately 1:56 am.

In the Maplewood shooting that occurred on March 24, 2018, Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting that happened at restaurant steps away from the police department on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood.

Authorities say Mr. Altariq A. Brown, 30, of Livingston was shot at approximately 8:20 p.m.

Medics pronounced Brown dead on the scene at 8:35 pm police said.

Click **[HERE](** for last year's Maplewood restaurant shooting.

Click **[HERE](** for the update for last year's Maplewood homicide.

Officials did not confirm if the two incidents are connected or if Mr. Brown from Maplewood and the Edison fatal shooting victim are related. Sources say that the men are cousins.

The shooting is being investigated by Detective Loren Long of the Edison Police Department and Detective Michael Connelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The investigation is active and is continuing officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Long of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7531, or Detective Connolly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3254

**NOTE:** The victim in the images is Mr. Altariq A. Brown, 30, of Livingston who was killed in Maplewood. Crime scene photos are both of Maplewood and Edison.