Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, III have announced that three males have been arrested in connection with the March 9, 2021 shooting death of Dedric Bracey, 22 of Newark. Shortly before 4:00 pm, Newark police officers responded to reports of a shooting in progress on St. Paul Avenue. Arriving officers located the victim, who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Bracey was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:35 pm. Information developed at the scene indicated that the suspects fled in a dark colored SUV.

Shortly after the shooting on Saint Paul Avenue, detectives from the New Jersey State Police observed a vehicle in Irvington, NJ, which matched the description of the vehicle involved in the shooting. The vehicle, which was occupied by three males was stopped by the State Police detectives. An investigation by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department and the New Jersey State Police, led authorities to charge these males with the murder of Bracey. The homicide was investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department. As a result of evidence developed during the investigation, three individuals have been charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. The suspects have been identified as Tyshon Armor, age 19, of Newark, Reynold Henderson, age 18, of Irvington and Isaad S. Jackson, age 20 of Newark.

The suspects have been lodged in the Essex County Correctional Facility pending detention hearings.

The charges against these individuals are merely accusations. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty.