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Authorities ID Man Killed In Newark Shooting

Spruce Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard
Spruce Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard Photo Credit: Google Maps (Street View)

Police have identified a man killed in a shooting in Newark Monday night, authorities said.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired in the area of Spruce Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard just before 9 p.m. found Michael Rutledge, 34, laying on the sidewalk, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:27 pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. 

Calls will be kept confidential.

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