Newark police shooting kills suspect

Newark police detectives shot and killed a suspect who they said was armed with a gun on Tuesday night.

Authorities say Newark police were investigating shootings and robberies Tuesday night around 9:15 p.m., when they approached a vehicle near South Orange Avenue and South 20th Street.

Police say one of the occupants of the vehicle was armed with a gun, according to the Newark Police Department. A detective opened fire, striking the person, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The vehicle the suspect was in, a Honda Accord, appears to have crashed at the scene.

Up to two other people may have been detained.

The name and age of the man who was killed was not released and there were no police injuries.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the case, as is required by law for shootings involving police officers.

A firearm was also recovered at the scene, officials said. Video from the scene shows a heavy police presence near the car.

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