According to authorities, the 28-year-old Edison NJ man was shot inside his family’s business, Roseway Liquors and Deli. The store is located at 701 Lyons Avenue in Irvington, NJ.
Police received a report of a shooting at the liquor store, which is owned by the suspect’s father. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspect suffering from gunshot wounds. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide and Major Crimes Task Force is actively investigating the shooting. Police have not yet identified a motive in the shooting. Investigators are attempting to determine whether the shooting was the result of a robbery.
At this time, no arrests have been made in the case.
If police are eventually able to identify and apprehend a suspect, homicide charges would likely follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, first degree murder is the most serious offense in the New Jersey Criminal Code. A conviction on first degree murder charges could result in a life sentence in NJ State Prison. Beyond that, the minimum sentence for a murder conviction is 30 years.
Anyone with information about the shooting has been asked to contact investigators at 877-847-7432.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Edison Man, 28, Gunned Down at Father’s Irvington Business, Authorities Say.”