NJ.com: Shooting ends homicide-free stretch in Newark

NJ.com: Shooting ends homicide-free stretch in Newark

An unidentified male was shot to death tonight in Newark, police said, ending the city’s stretch of six weeks without a homicide.

Details were sketchy, but the victim was shot in the head at about 9 p.m. in the 800 block of South 14th Street, Detective Todd McClendon said. No suspects were in custody, and the investigation into a motive was continuing.

The killing in the South Ward was the city’s first since Jan. 13, ending a homicide-free period of 43 days. In the January killing, an 18-year-old woman was stabbed to death, allegedly by a 15-year-old girl, according to police.

The longest previous stretch without a killing was a 57-day streak in 1961, police have said.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

1 thought on “NJ.com: Shooting ends homicide-free stretch in Newark”

  1. I think it’s sad that unnecessary crimes and violence continue to plague our community. I’m sure whatever the offense was committed did not deserve the loss of another one of our black men. Newark is a great city full of great people with the potential for great things and time and time again we are our own obstacles. I’m proud of the South Ward PD for improving our stats, increasing their patrol and decreasing the crimes…if the stats are clean. We have to be aggressive. We shouldn’t be too scared to give a good word to a misguided youth standing on the corner at a bodega at 9pm at night. I moved to Clinton Hills because it’s a beautiful place to be and I don’t want to leave because someone doesn’t care about it as much as I do. I’m looking for a coalition for my community to join. Any suggestions or direction is appreciated.

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