Police-involved shooting in Newark leaves suspect dead

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Newark police detectives shot and killed a suspect who they said was armed with a gun on Tuesday night.

Police were investigating shootings and robberies near South Orange Avenue and South 20th Street.

Around 9:15 p.m., they approached a vehicle on South Orange Avenue.

One of the occupants of the vehicle was armed with a gun, according to the Newark Police Department. A detective opened fire, striking the person, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The vehicle the suspect was in, a Honda Accord, appears to have crashed at the scene.

Up to two other people may have been detained.

There were no police injuries.
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