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.