Bloomfield man shot dead in Newark
Police are investigating a homicide in Newark near the intersection of Hunterdon Street and Mapes Avenue.
Khalil Hamlette, 26, of Bloomfield was shot dead shortly before 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. Newark police officials say Hamlette was shot once in the head by an unknown suspect who fled the scene in a blue vehicle occupied by two other males.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Newark Police Department are investigating the murder.
The death marks the end of Newark's 38-day run without a murder.