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.