Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Bloomfield Police are investigating a fatal shooting.
Yesterday, Wednesday, Aug. 12 at approximately 8 p.m. Kevin Roberts, 47, of Newark was shot in the area of 12 First Avenue in Bloomfield. He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:14 p.m.
No arrests have been made. 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. All calls will be kept confidential.