UPDATE: East Orange Man Shot Dead in Newark’s West Ward

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, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting that occurred today.

According to police, Mr. Cory M. Munford, 40, of East Orange was gunned down at approximately 7:27 am this morning.

Newark police officers responded to Sanford and Finlay Place in Newark where they discovered the victim in a car suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Medical personnel pronounced Munford dead at the scene at 7:45 am.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or (877) 847-7432.