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Man, 3 Teens Charged In Pizza Hut Delivery Driver’s Slaying In Newark

Jesus Torres Was Shot Dead During Robbery, Prosecutors Say
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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Four people – there of them teenagers – were charged Monday in the robbery and murder of a Pizza Hut delivery man in Newark last week.

Two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old – whose names have not been released – and Shaquille Faines, 20, have all been charged with felony murder, robbery, conspiracy and weapons counts in the attack that killed Jesus Torres, 20, of Newark.

Torres, a delivery man for Pizza Hut, was shot during an apparent robbery on Sunday, Sept. 1, prosecutors said. He was driving down the 300 block of South 11th Street in Newark when several males surrounded his car and tried to rob him, police said.

Torres was shot once during the robbery and died of his wounds, police said.

Bail for Faines was set at $1 million, and he was being held in the Essex County Correctional Facility Monday, police said. The three minor suspects were being held at the Essex County Youth House, and their case was sent to Essex County Family Court.

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