Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a murder.
At approximately 3 a.m. today Raymar Lecky, 22, of West Orange was shot in the vicinity of Sanford and Lanark Avenues. Lecky was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 3:18 am. A 26-year-old male was also shot but survived. He is hospitalized in stable condition. His identity is not being released.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional details will be released when they become available.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-847-7432.