Man, 36, Killed in Newark Tuesday Morning

Investigation continuing

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting of a city man Tuesday morning.

Alfuquan Wright 36, was shot on Lyons Avenue near Willoughby Street around 11:17 am. He was pronounced dead at the scene about 15 minutes later.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

GERARD SANCHEZ April 03, 2013 at 01:43 AM
What else is new in Newark ! Looks like the Newark PD needs a restructering get all the lazy police officers off the streets who are just there for pay and benefits and replace them with hard workers who care about the community !
A R April 04, 2013 at 12:32 AM
I was the first EMT on this scene and it was horrific. But by no means were the Newark PD lazy. In fact, an officer subbed in for me doing CPR after he noticed I was getting tired. If there's anyone to blame, it's our society for not caring when things like this happen in broad daylight.
myesha April 04, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Need more cops in Newark and cops on the streets to stop the crime s.
Kescha April 04, 2013 at 06:39 PM
So sad& th saddest thing is you still will have our Mayor talkn about how murders are down 22% smh!!!!
stephen April 06, 2013 at 10:08 PM
I think its obvious what the problem is......
stephen April 06, 2013 at 10:08 PM
and its not the police....
Luis Reyes April 24, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Police must be seen on the streets, if they don't become visible then crime takes over. Yes, more hard working police officer are in need. As in any workforce you will find the lazy and the incompetents. Step up to the challenge P O in Newark. I want to see your presence visible. Don't give up


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