UPDATE: Police Identify Man Shot Dead in 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 Department, is investigating a fatal shooting.

Police say on Saturday, May 16, Mr. Devante Perry, 28, of Newark was fatally shot in the 100 block of Avon Avenue.

Doctors pronounced Perry dead at 10:50 pm.

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.