Newark man found shot to death in building hallway, officials say

Police are investigating after a fatal shooting Friday night.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., Newark police officers responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Washington Street.

They found Alim Abdul-Ghafer, 35, of Newark, unresponsive, shot in the hallway of an apartment building. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call (877) 847-7432 or (973) 621-4586.
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