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April 3, 2018 > Homicide victim identified

Homicide victim identified

Submitted By Captain Chomnan Loth, Newark PD

Newark Police Department officials have released the name of a man who was killed Friday, March 23, in a shooting near the 7700 Block of Wells Ave.

John Amos, 38, of Newark was declared dead on the scene shortly after officers responded to a call about shots heard in the area around 10:58 p.m. Newark Police Department Detectives are investigating the incident, which is not believed to be a random act, as a homicide. No suspect has been named and detectives are continuing an investigation into the shooting.

Anyone who has information that may help with the investigation is asked to call Newark Police Department Investigations Unit Detective Sergeant David Higbee at (510) 578.4962 or via email at, or Detective Jennifer Bloom at (510) 578-4931 or via email at

Information can also be left anonymously on the ÒSilent WitnessÓ hotline at (510) 578.4965.

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