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City Man Faces Murder, Assault Charges

Two shot, one fatally, in Elm Street incident Friday

A 28-year-old city man has been charged with murder, weapons offenses and aggravated assault following a shooting over the weekend, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark police announced.

Rodrigo DaSilva has been charged with the murder of Augustino Navarette, also of Newark, who was shot outside 249 Elm St. just before midnight July 27. He succumbed to his injuries six hours later at University Hospital. 

A second victim was also shot during the same incident but survived.

DaSilva was arrested at Van Buren and Walnut streets around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. He was being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility on $1 million bail.

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