Elizabeth Man Charged In Newark Killing

Omar Solomon (Photo courtesy of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

NEWARK – Authorities arrested a 23-year-old Elizabeth man this morning who is accused of fatally shooting a man in Newark last month.

Omar Solomon has been charged with the murder of Leon Truesdale, 30, of Newark. Truesdale was killed by multiple gunshot wounds on July 12 in the 100 block of Newton Street in Newark.


Police responded to a report of shots fired in the hallway. When they arrived they found a pool of blood. Police canvassed the area and found Truesdale lying in a parking lot on Bruce Street. He was subsequently pronounced dead.

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