Authorities in Essex County announced that three males have been arrested in connection with the March 9, shooting death of Mr. Dedric Bracey, 22 of Newark.
Police said shortly before 4:00 pm, Newark police officers responded to reports of a shooting in progress on St. Paul Avenue.
Arriving officers located the victim, who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Bracey was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:35 pm.
According to police, information developed at the scene indicated that the suspects fled in a dark-colored SUV.
Shortly after the shooting on St. Paul Avenue, detectives from the New Jersey State Police observed a vehicle in Irvington, NJ, which matched the description of the vehicle involved in the shooting.
Police said the vehicle, which was occupied by three males, was stopped by the State Police detectives.
An investigation by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department and the New Jersey State Police, led authorities to charge these males with the murder of Bracey.
The homicide was investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department.
Police say a result of evidence developed during the investigation, three individuals have been charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
The suspects have been identified as Mr. Tyshon Armor, 19, of Newark, Mr. Reynold Henderson, 18, of Irvington and Mr. Isaad S. Jackson, 20 of Newark.
The suspects have been lodged in the Essex County Correctional Facility pending detention hearings.