Newark PD chief: Investigation open after shooting victim dies

Newark Police Chief Mark Thoms says the person who was shot during an early morning incident on West Miller Street has died.

The new information revealed that James Taylor, 56, of Newark was shot- and died at the scene.




Chief Thoms did not go into detail about the incident in an update on Tuesday, but said that state police, the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, and Wayne County District Attorney’s Office all assisted.

He says more information will be made available as the investigation continues. An autopsy was requested on the victim.

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