NEWARK, N.J. — A Newark man and a teenage boy have been charged with felony murder in the death of a community organizer shot and killed during a Thanksgiving Day carjacking.
Essex County prosecutors say 18-year-old Supreme Allah Jr. and the 14-year-old boy are also charged with murder, robbery, carjacking, conspiracy and weapons offenses in the death 40-year-old Newark resident Sharice Henry. Another Newark man, 20-year-old Antonio Torres, 20, was charged with eluding.
Authorities say Henry and her young nephew were in her car when the attack occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday. The child wasn’t hurt.
The three defendants were arrested early Friday after police spotted the car. They were captured after a brief foot chase.
It wasn’t known Saturday if any of the defendants have retained attorneys.