Police Search For Assailant Who Shot Man Dead In Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police Wednesday were searching for the shooter who took the life of a 26-year-old man in Newark, N.J.

Around 5:44 p.m. Monday, Marquise Franklin, 26, was shot near 62 Hawkins St. in Newark. He was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m., authorities said.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s office did not release further details on the shooting, or any information on a suspected motive.

As of Wednesday evening, no arrests had been made and the homicide investigation continued. Anyone with information was asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at (877) 847-7432.

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