In a follow-up to a recent post concerning a shooting that occurred on Christmas morning outside a strip club in Irvington, New Jersey, the alleged shooter has been apprehended by authorities and is now facing charges for three counts of murderas well as two counts of aggravated assault.
The shooting, which occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m. on December 25th at Slick’s Go-Go Bar, located near Nye Avenue and 21st Street in Irvington, resulted in five wounded victims, three of whom died from their injuries. The deceased included 34-year-old Elizabeth resident Pierre Clervoyant Jr., 32-year-old Hillside resident Woodley Daniel, and 27-year-old Newark resident Mushir Cureton. The additional victims were a 27-year-old man from Irvington and a 34-year-old man from East Orange, both of whom recovered from their injuries following treatment at Newark University Hospital.
Officers from the Irvington Police Department as well as officials from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force were investigating the incident, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Irvington Police director Joseph Santiago. In addition, authorities from the county’s CrimeStoppers program offered a $10,000 reward in exchange for information regarding the suspect.
During the investigation, authorities identified 19-year-old Anthony Fields as the lead suspect. He was apprehended by officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation at his mother’s residence in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, January 12th at approximately 6:30 p.m. According to Anthony Ambrose, the chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Fields will be extradited to New Jersey, at which time his bail will be set at $2 million.
If convicted of the charges against him, Fields potentially faces three consecutive terms of life imprisonment.
Of the 144 homicide crimes committed in Essex County in 2013, the Slick’s shooting represents one of the nine in which there were multiple murder victims. With crimes in which there are multiple victims, each victim is entitled to have the offender sentenced on his or her behalf. As a result, it is up to the court to determine if an individual convicted of a crime with multiple victims should be sentenced to serve consecutive or concurrent terms of imprisonment. Consecutive terms require the convicted to serve each sentence separately, while concurrent terms allow the convicted to serve one sentence in connection with more than one charge.
For more information pertaining to this case, access the following article: Arrest made in Christmas Day shooting at Irvington go-go bar