Essex County, NJ town records 2 homicides in 1 day
IRVINGTON — As authorities search for the killer in a stabbing early Wednesday morning, they have a man in custody for a fatal shooting that occurred in the township Wednesday evening.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced that Jonathan Quallis, 32, has been arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Irvington police were notified of an alleged shooting along Union Avenue at 7:36 p.m. on Wednesday. When police arrived, they found 37-year-old Irvington resident Ibn Vincent suffering from gunshot wounds.
Vincent was pronounced dead at the scene before 8 p.m.
Quallis is being held in the Essex County Correctional Facility.
At around 2 a.m. that morning, police responded to a report of a stabbing on Tichenor Terrace and found township resident Haleem Youngblood with an apparent stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:06 a.m.
No arrests have been made in the Youngblood case, and an investigation is active, according to the prosecutor's office.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the ECPO tip line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC.