A reward leading to the arrest and conviction of an alleged homicide suspect is raised from $10,000 to $20,000 today for the murder of Newark resident Eric "Uggie" Bowens on November 7, according to the Essex County Prosecutors Office.

gun with bullets on steel (Sascha Burkard, ThinkStock)

Bowens, 44, of Newark was found suffering from a gunshot wound near the 200 block of Bergen Street just before 11 pm on Monday November 7, and was pronounced dead at 11:15 pm that night.

Investigators are urging anyone with information on this homicide 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.

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