UPDATE: Newark High School Student Shot Dead on 14th Avenue

Newark--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 of 17-year-old Nasir Clayton of Newark.

Police said on Thursday, at approximately 12:52 pm, Clayton was shot in the 300 block of 14th Avenue.

EMS transported him to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:37 pm yesterday.

Police say Clayton was a student at nearby West Side High School.

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.