UPDATE: North Carolina Man Fatally Shot in Newark’s South Ward

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 a fatal shooting.

According to police, on Friday, April 17, Mr. Khalif T. Ransom, 36, of Durham, North Carolina was found in the 200 block of West Runyon Street suffering from a fatal gunshot injury.

Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:40 p.m.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

The Prosecutor’s Office is seeking assistance from the public.

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.