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.

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