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.
Officials said Yesterday on Friday, Mr. Corey Thompson, 29, of Newark, was fatally shot on the 300 block of Avon Avenue in the City of Newark at approximately 12:54 pm.
According to reports, two gunmen ambushed Thompson in broad daylight then fired multiple times at him while he laid on the ground.
County officials said Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:08 pm.
At this time, no arrests have been made, officials said.
Friends of Thompson said he was an aspiring rap artist who began to make his way up the musical charts.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
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. Calls will be kept confidential.