Reward Offer in IHOP Fatal Shooting

Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of Papa Khaly Ndiaye, manager of the IHOP restaurant, located at 109 Bergen Street in Newark.

The murder of Ndiaye and the wounding of two otherx occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, according to Sheriff Armando Fontoura.

Sheriff Fontoura added that the his department’s Crimestoppers program would pay up to $10,000 for details leading to an arrest.

Surveillance cameras at the location indicate that two suspects were involved in the fatal attack. Both suspects are black males. One of the suspects appears to be wearing a black baseball jersey with the “METS” logo scripted on the front. He is also wearing a royal blue knit cap. The second suspect, believed to be the shooter, is pictured wearing a flannel plaid jacket with a dark-colored sweatshirt underneath the jacket.

Ndiaye was shot after a dispute broke out in the restaurant. He was struck by gunfire while attempting to help diners flee eatery.

Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force at 973-621-4586 or the Essex County Sheriff’s Command Center at 973-621-4111.

All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.