Two Persons of Interest Sought in Connection with Irvington Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crime Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest sought in connection with the May 27, murder of Jawab Smith, 42, of Irvington.

Smith was fatally shot in the 400 block of Grove Street in the Irvington. Based on information developed by detectives in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the two individuals in the attached video are considered persons of interest.

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