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UPDATE: Homicide Victim Begged for His Life While Gunman Chased him Then Fired Multiple Shots

By rlsmetro on

Witness in a section of Newark's West Ward observed the victim sprint on foot while a gunman ambushed him and began firing multiple rounds that killed the victim in broad daylight Wednesday. 

Now, The Essex County Prosecutor Office announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is searching for the suspect who callously murdered Mr. Dawoo A. Goff, 31, of Newark. 

Around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of shots fired in 200 block of South 6th Street and arrived and discovered the victim. 

Police said Mr. Goff was rushed to University Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead at 3:45 pm.

Witnesses said the armed male chased Goff, who was heard begging the gunman to spare his life. The suspect ignored the requests and fired repeatedly. 

The suspect reportedly tossed the weapon and fled towards Newark Collegiate Academy, where he lost some clothing but managed to get away. 

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 at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432


Calls will be kept confidential.