Wednesday, July 21, 2021
21-Year-Old Newark Girl Killed on South 10th Street
Newark, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark
Public Safety Director Brian A. O'Hara announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting.
On Tuesday, July 20, at approximately 11:30 pm Leeana Cottle, 21, of Newark was shot on the 200 block of South 10th Street in the City of Newark. She was transported to University Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:50 pm.
One person is in custody.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office
Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.
Calls will be kept confidential.