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UPDATE: Newark Man Shot Dead in the North Ward; Essex County Prosecutor's Office Leads Investigation


By: Richard L. Smith 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, along with Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé, have announced that a homicide investigation is underway following the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Mr. Antoine Alston of Newark.

AdThe incident occurred early on December 19, at 3:58 a.m. Newark police were called to the scene on the 300 block of Broadway in Newark, where they found Alston suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Despite the prompt response, Alston was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:26 a.m.

HomicideeThe Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force has taken the lead in this active and ongoing investigation.

As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

Authorities are urging anyone with information related to this incident to come forward. Tips can be submitted to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Assurances have been given that all calls will be treated with confidentiality as the community seeks answers and justice in this tragic case.