Fred C. Sims shot to death in Newark

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Newark -Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F.  Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting.

Fred C. Sims, 29, of Newark was fatally shot last night in the 900 block of Frelinghuysen Ave.

He was transported University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:55 p.m.

The fatal shooting is under investigation. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.