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UPDATE: Verbal Confrontation Ends in Irvington Township Fatal Shooting

By rlsmetro on

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has taken the lead in an investigation where a man was shot dead on a street in Irvington on Sunday evening.

According to a preliminary investigation, residents in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Avenue told RLS Media that at around 5:15 p.m., they heard two male individuals engage in a heated verbal dispute in the area.

A short time later, residents said gunfire rang out, then they saw one of the men on the ground bleeding heavily and the suspect sped away from the scene in a light-colored vehicle.

Irvington Township Police arrived at the scene and found Ricky Alston, 28, of Irvington, unconscious and unresponsive. He died a short time later.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has not confirmed the motive for the shooting at this time and has asked anyone with information regarding the homicide to please call 973-621-4111