Authorities in New Jersey are currently investigating a tragic incident of murder-suicide that occurred on Saturday, resulting in the death of two men and the injury of a woman.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé announced on Sunday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force has taken charge of the investigation into the fatal shooting.
The incident took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, prompting a response from Newark police. They discovered Isaiah Cobb, 33, with apparent gunshot wounds, according to Robert Florida, the Public Information Officer for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Sadly, Cobb was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 p.m., as confirmed by Florida. During their investigation, officers also found Terrance Carroll, 51, of Newark, who had sustained an apparent gunshot wound, according to Florida. He was immediately transported to University Hospital but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on Sunday at 12:13 a.m.
According to a neighbor, Carroll had parked his vehicle across the street from Cobb’s vehicle and remained inside his car throughout the night. After allegedly shooting Cobb in the temple, Carroll returned to his apartment and took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, as reported by a source.
Carroll’s wife was also assaulted during the incident and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The authorities have not disclosed her name or confirmed whether Carroll and his wife were separated. As the investigation unfolds, friends and acquaintances of Isaiah Cobb are expressing their grief over the loss.
“I’ve known Isaiah since he was little; I lived across the street. He used to come over all the time,” wrote one well-wisher on Facebook. “Such a sweet boy. May he rest in peace.” Another individual shared, “Prayers for his many family and friends. He was so kind, giving, and selfless.”
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.