NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Deshawn H. Beeks, 22, of Newark.

Beeks was shot on July 17, at approximately 11:46 p.m. in the 100 block of Oration Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:09 a.m.

The investigation is active an ongoing. At this time, no suspects have been identified, no arrests have been made and the motive is unclear.

Anyone with information is urged 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.