NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes Newark Police detectives, is investigating the fatal shooting of Rashon S. Brown, 27, currently of Paterson but formerly of East Orange.

On Monday, Aug, 7, at approximately 1 a.m. the victim was dropped off at Newark Beth Israel Hospital. It is unclear at this time where the shooting occurred. He was pronounced dead at 1:34 am.

At the time of his arrival at the hospital his identity was unknown. He was later identified.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked 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.