UPDATE: Newark West Ward Shooting Victim Identified by Police

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 included detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Mr. Rasheed Barnes, 38, of Newark.

Police say.at approximately 4:20 a.m. Barnes was shot in the area of 24 Eastern Parkway in Newark.

According to police, medical personnel pronounced Barnes dead at the scene at 4:39 am.

The investigation is active and ongoing and 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.