The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department are investigating a homicide this morning in Newark.
The victim has been identified as Leonard Johnson, 33, of East Orange. Johnson was fatally shot at approximately 1:51 a.m. in the 500 block of Orange Street. He was rushed to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 2:14 a.m. today
Next of kin have been notified. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified. No other details are available at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing.
This is the 39th homicide in Essex County this year.