Teen shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in Passaic

PASSAIC, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman announced that approximately 2:12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, members of the Passaic Police Department were dispatched to the corner of Madison Street and Vreeland Avenue in the City of Passaic, New Jersey, in response to a report of a shooting.

Upon their arrival, officers located Amar Sultan, 18-years-old from Passaic, lying under the highway overpass with apparent gunshot wounds. Mr. Sultan was immediately transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 4:45 p.m. The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact Det. Eliezer Reyes at the Passaic Police Detective Bureau at 973-365-3900 or 973-365-3945. For media inquiries concerning this case, contact Senior Assistant Prosecutor In-Charge Jorge E. Morales of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at jmorales@passaiccountynj.org or at (973) 837-7706.

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