Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Interim Newark Public Safety Director Raul Malave announced today that Quadree Richardson, 24, was arrested for the murder of Rabel Ramos-Gomez.
On July 17, Ramos-Gomez, 46, of Belleville, was fatally shot on the 200 block of South 10th Street while working at his corner store. Richardson, who was arrested in Kearny, has been charged with first-degree murder and two weapon offenses.
The investigation is being handled by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.
Calls will be kept confidential.