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UPDATE: Newark Man, Willingboro Woman Fatally Shot in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

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 is investigating a double homicide.

Officials say two people were fatally shot today, Saturday, July 4, in the 100 block of Brookdale Avenue in the city of Newark.

Police identified the victims as Ms. Nekeya Grady, 36, of Willingboro and Mr. Earl Cohen, 46, of Newark.

They were both pronounced dead at the scene at 2:58 pm.

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 tips line at 1-877 TIPS- 4EC or 1-877-847-7432.