UPDATE: Saturday’s Newark South Ward Shooting Victim Dies

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. Dax M. Rowland, 28, of Newark.

Police say Rowland was fatally shot multiple times on Saturday at approximately 4:04 p.m. in the 300 block of Renner Avenue near the intersection of Goodwin Avenue in Newark.

According to police Rowland was transported to University Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead at 6:21 p.m.

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.