Newark NJ law enforcement arrested a local man accused of committing a murder in 2015.
The homicide occurred last September. According to authorities, the 21-year-old suspect killed a man on Astor Street in the East Ward of Newark, New Jersey. The victim, a 57-year-old man, was reportedly walking along the street when the suspect shot him.
Newark police officers discovered the victim’s body on the 200 block of Astor Street around 7:37 a.m. on September 28, 2015. The victim’s body had reportedly been badly burned.
The Newark Police Department conducted an investigation and determined that the victim was likely homeless and may have been living on the street when he was shot and killed.
Detectives with the Newark Special Enforcement Bureau eventually captured the suspect after receiving a tip about his location. The detectives tracked the suspect to a home located on the 400 block of Hawthorne Avenue in Newark, NJ.
The suspect, who lives in Newark, New Jersey, was placed under arrest and subsequently charged with first degree murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Newark police later transferred the suspect into the custody of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force. The suspect is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in lieu of $800,000 bail.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of first degree murder, he faces a potential penalty of life imprisonment, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Arrested in 2015 Newark Killing.”