Store owner shot and killed during robbery

The owner of a mini mart in Newark was shot and killed during a robbery Tuesday evening. (WABC)

January 17, 2012 7:45:42 PM PST
The owner of a mini mart in Newark was shot and killed during a robbery Tuesday evening.

It happened around 6 p.m. at the JNC Mini Market located at 346 14th Avenue corner of South 18th.

When Newark Police arrived, they found 37-year-old Miguel Torres shot inside the store.

He was taken to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Homicide investigation is being conducted by the Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide Task Force and the Newark Police Department.

The investigation is active and investigators are currently viewing surveillance footage from around the location and other leads at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Newark Police.

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