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March 27, 2018 > Newark Police investigating homicide

Newark Police investigating homicide

Submitted By Captain Chomnan Loth, Newark PD

On March 23, 2018 at approximately 10:58 p.m., Newark Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots heard in the area of the 7700 block of Wells Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a male, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was subsequently declared deceased. Newark Police Department Detectives are investigating the incident, which is not believed to be a random act, as a homicide. The victim has not been positively identified as we are still waiting for the Coroner.

Newark Police Department Detectives are continuing with the investigation. Additional details are not available at this time. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Newark Police Department Investigations Unit Detective Sergeant David Higbee (510.578.4962 or via email at or Detective Jennifer Bloom (510.578.4931 or via e mail at

Information can also be left anonymously on the ÒSilent WitnessÓ hotline at 510.578.4965.

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