According to authorities, a man was killed while walking on the 500 block of Beardsley Avenue in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Police received a report of gunshots early in the morning. When officers responded to the scene, they saw the victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
Emergency responders declared the man dead at the scene a short time later.
The Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are currently conducting an investigation into the shooting. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
At this time, a suspect has not been identified.
If a suspect is eventually identified and then apprehended, they could face extremely serious charges. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, homicide is a first degree felony. Although first degree crimes ordinarily carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in NJ State Prison, first degree murder is treated differently; anyone convicted of first degree murder faces a minimum sentence of 30 years in NJ State Prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Authorities have asked that anyone with information about the shooting please call Essex County investigators at 877-847-7432 or 9732-621-4586.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man, 24, Shot and Killed in Bloomfield, Authorities Say.”