The Essex County Sheriff's Crime Stoppers program is offering rewards of up to $5,000 each for information on killings this year that claimed three lives in Newark.
On Sept. 14, two 30-year-old men, Jason Duffy and Hassan Ward, were shot and killed at the Oscar Miles housing complex. The killings occurred shortly before 3 p.m.
On Oct. 28, 27-year-old Avent Holston was fatally shot in the 300 block of West Kinney Street. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m.
The cases are unrelated, authorities said.
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating all three of these fatal shootings.
Authorities are asking anyone who might have information to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877 TIPS- 4EC or 1-877- 847-7432.
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