Double shooting outside diner kills bouncer
A double shooting outside a Newark diner Wednesday has left one man dead and another injured.
Police say Jose Rivera, a 39-year-old bouncer at Centro Orensano, was shot and killed on his way to get dinner after work. Another bouncer accompanying Rivera was also hit, but managed to hang onto an unarmed suspect as the gunmen fled the scene.
Authorities say the shooting may have been sparked by Rivera keeping the suspects from getting into Centro Orensano. Residents in the community are trying to make sense of the incident.
"A young man lost his life doing his job, and so it's just terrible," said minister and anti-violence activist Thomas Ellis.
Investigators have identified the unarmed suspect as 27-year-old Jimmy Zamuz, of Newark, and have charged him with possession of a weapon and illegal discharge of a firearm.
Police are currently investigating the shooting and say they have some strong leads. River's death is the 97th homicide in Newark this year.