Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Interim Newark Public Safety Director Raul Malave announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Tameel Grimes, 31, of Newark.
On Saturday, July 23, at approximately 12:22 am, Newark Police discovered the victim on the 300 block of New Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:53 am. A second victim was found on Norfolk and Hartford streets suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to University Hospital.
The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.