Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that Andre Austin, 23, of East Orange was found by Newark Police dead in the driver’s seat of a car on Tremont Avenue in Newark at approximately 3 a.m. today. Austin had been shot in the chest.
A female passenger was in the vehicle with Austin. She was uninjured.
Newark Police responded to a shots fired call. When they arrived at the scene they found the man dead in the driver’s seat of a vehicle of an apparent gun shot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Essex County Prosecutor Homicide Detective Jose Ramirez at 973-621-4586 or Newark Police Detective Lydell James at 973-733-5400.