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UPDATE: Man Killed by Several Rounds of Gunfire in Newark’s West Ward

By rlsmetro on

Essex County Prosecutor authorities reported 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 of Mr. Davion Sumler, 34, of Newark. 

According to police, on Tuesday, August 2, at 1:40 a.m., Newark Police discovered the victim on the 300 block of South 20th Street, Newark, suffering from apparent gun shotwounds. 

Gunmen approached, then fired over three dozen rounds in Sumler’s direction. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:06 a.m. officials said. 

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.