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Police Work To Identify Person Of Interest In Newark IHOP Shooting

IHOP Person Of Interest

Police and prosecutors want to identify this person, who is wanted for questioning in a shooting that killed a manager and injured two others at a Newark IHOP restaurant. (Credit: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Authorities Monday were trying to identify a person of interest, in a shooting that left a manager dead and two others wounded at an International House of Pancakes restaurant in Newark.

Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s office have asked for the public’s help in identifying the man who appears in a blurry surveillance photo. The man is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting, which happened around 3 a.m. Saturday at the IHOP at 109 Bergen St.

Manager Papa Khaly Diaye, 30, of Middlesex, was pronounced dead late Saturday night after being wounded in the shooting, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said.

1010 WINS’ Gene Michaels was told a fight broke out, and the manager tried to escort the people involved outside. That was when the shooting started.

Ndiaye, the manager of the restaurant, and the other two victims were rushed across the street to University Hospital.

One surviving victim was reported in stable condition late Monday, while another was treated for his wounds and released.

Anyone who can identify the person in the photo should call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line, at (877) 847-7432.

Authorities have also asked patrons who used smart phones to take photos of the disturbance that led to the shooting to contact the tips line.

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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