Reward Offer in Newark Murder Case

Newark- – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for details surrounding a homicide that occurred in Newark early last month.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect wanted in the shooting death of Antonio Manning, age 23, a Newark resident.

Authorities say on Monday July 8th, the victim was running east on Grafton Ave while being pursued on foot by a man who was armed with a handgun. The man fired several shots at the victim, who was fatally struck in the area of 35 Grafton Ave.

The suspect is described as a black man wearing blue shorts, black or blue sneakers with white socks and dreads.

Persons with information about the murder are urged to contact Det. Iemmello of the Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide and Major Crimes Task Force at 973-621-4158 or the Sheriff's Crimestoppers Tip Line at 973-877-TIPS.

All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.