Homicide in Maplewood, Details Sketchy

UPDATE:The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said it is investigating a homicide that took place early this morning at 159 Jacoby Street in Maplewood. The victim, 29-year-old James White of Newark, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is confirming that there was a homicide in Maplewood last night, but says details are sketchy. BNN news wire reported it as a “fatal shooting off Maple Avenue” shortly before 5 a.m.

The prosecutor expects to issue a release with more details later today. We’ll update as we have information

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  1. This is not a good section, of Maplewood. It boarders on Irvington, and there are many cars stolen in that area, as well as break-ins and 7-11, Quick Check stores being held up. The Maplewood Police have their hands full in this section. More crimes take place there, than all of the other sections combined. Shame. It used to be fine, in the late 1990s.

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