17-Year-Old Yashawn Hansen Killed in Newark, Essex Prosecutor Says

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the death of 17-year-old Yashawn A. Hansen of Newark.

On Nov. 16, Newark Police responded to Quitman Street in Newark on a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they discovered Hansen and another male in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to University Hospital. Hansen succumbed to his injuries. On Friday, Nov. 19 at 4:07 pm he was pronounced dead. 

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Calls will be kept confidential. 

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