NEWARK, NJ – A Newark teenager was officially killed in a fatal shooting Sunday.

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said Jarrod Lawson, 16, was fatally shot and killed on the 500 block of 15th Avenue, which extends from S. 10th Street to S. 17th Street. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests had been made by Sunday evening.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Essex County District Attorney’s Task Force Murder / Serious Crime at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls are treated confidentially.

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