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UPDATE: Morristown Man Charged with Beating Man to Death with Brick near Train Station


Morris County authorities are reporting the arrest of Mr. Lamar A. Harris, 33, of Morristown for a murder that occurred at the train station Monday.  According to police, at approximately 12:29 a.m., law enforcement received information regarding a deceased male in the area of the Morristown Train Station, Morris Street.   

Police said the  investigation confirmed that the male’s body was located on a stairway at the train station.  

According to police, male had apparent head injuries and a brick was located next to the body.  

An autopsy was performed by the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the manner of death was certified as homicide.  

The male has been identified as M.P., and his full name and identity will not be disclosed at his family’s request.

Subsequent investigation including video surveillance from the Morristown Train Station area revealed the victim was in the company of Lamar Harris in the time before the murder.

Police say Harris was apprehended in Morristown today the charged with first degree Murder, first degree Robbery, third degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.   Acting Prosecutor Carroll stated, “This is an example of police agencies selflessly pulling together to respond to a murder scene, develop evidence, identify a suspect and then safely effectuate an arrest.”

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200.