NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a deadly police-involved shooting in Newark.
It happened around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the area of South Orange Avenue and South 20th Street.READ MORE: Lower East Side Residents Protest Construction Of New Luxury Buildings
According to authorities, detectives from the department’s Major Crime Division were investigating shootings and robberies in the area when they approached a vehicle.READ MORE: Veterans Ride Horses Across Manhattan To Raise Suicide Awareness
Police said one of people inside the vehicle was armed with a gun and that’s when a detective opened fire and fatally shot him.
They said the suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene. No officers were hurt.MORE NEWS: Community Leaders, Advocacy Groups Launch 'Boycott Black Murder' Campaign To End Gun Violence
Anyone with information is asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau at (862) 520-3700.