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Newark Shooting Death of Michael Rutledge – Obituary

34-year-old man Michael Rutledge has been identified as the person killed in the fatal Newark shooting that occurred on Monday, August 23, 2021. It happened in the area of Spruce Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, indicates information given by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Rutledge was pronounced dead at about 9:30 p.m., 30 minutes after the 9 p.m shooting.

Police say there were 2 other people injured in separate shootings in Newark. The two were hospitalized and are currently listed as being in stable condition.

As investigations proceed, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432