Law enforcement in Newark, New Jersey say that an innocent woman was carjacked on Thanksgiving by violent thugs who shot and killed her in the process of stealing her SUV.
40-Year-Old Shuri Henry was shot and killed in front of her residence at the 300 block of South 20th Street just as she was returning home from Thanksgiving dinner with her family and friends.
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According to law enforcement, emergency 911 crews responded to the scene and then transported Miss Henry to University Hospital, but within thirty minutes of her arrival, she was pronounced dead due to be4 succumbing to the severity of the internal injuries suffered at the hands of the monstrous killers.
Twelve hours after the reported shooting, Essex County Sheriff's Detectives were able to locate the vehicle, a 2015 Kia Sorrento, with three subjects inside including two adult males and a fifteen-year-old.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced the arrests of the suspects on Friday, according to<a href="http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/24/authorities-woman-shot-killed-during-apparent-carjacking-in-newark/"> CBS New York</a>, as well as offering their condolences to the victim's family.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the victim's family. To lose a family on any day is a traumatic experience with the loss particularly disturbing on a holiday when families get together to celebrate and enjoy one another's company,” Ambrose said in a statement.
He continued, “We will work tirelessly with the Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide Task Force and leave no stone unturned as we pursue the cowards responsible for this heinous crime. These cowards should have been at home with their families instead of out on the streets committing crimes.”
He commended the 1st Precinct officers for “an excellent job” in apprehending three of the people in the victim's car.
“Newark police officers were out looking for the vehicle since it happened,” Ambrose said Friday outside a Newark police precinct.
Officers first spotted the car near Springfield Avenue and Jacobs Street, Ambrose said. Four people got out of the car, and after a brief chase, three were arrested, authorities said.
“It's part of the investigation,” Ambrose said of the recent arrests but did not say if it is known whether all of the men were involved in the carjacking.
Henry was with her young nephew when carjackers approached and shot her, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said Friday.
“That poor child witnessed it all,” said Mayor Baraka.
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“It's really horrible that people would do this, period,” Baraka told reporters. “And at this time is even worse. I'm just happy that our police department was able to act very quickly.”
He called the killing “one of the most heinous things” city residents have experienced during a holiday season.
Anyone with any additional information is asked to call the Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force tips line at 877-847-7432.
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