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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: December 24, 2011
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: December 24, 2011
Newark man killed
††††††††† Jayson Perry, 21, was pronounced dead at 1:43 a.m. at
††††††††† Five other people were stabbed and one of them was hospitalized, while another man sustained a superficial gunshot wound during the disturbance that began shortly before 1 a.m. at the catering hall.
Police were called to the scene at 1:04 a.m. after a number of patrons began fighting inside the catering hall, which had been rented for a Hip-Hop performance featuring an entertainer known as French Montana.
Between 400 and 500 tickets were sold for the show, which had not begun at the time the disturbance began.
Scores of customers fled to the parking lot as police were arriving amid reports of fighting, stabbings and gunshots.
the fracas, a group of men in a car drove up to police in the parking lot to
report two of the occupants of the vehicle had been stabbed. Police escorted
the car to
The results of an autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner were not immediately available, but it appears Mr. Perry was the victim of a stabbing.
Another man in the car is being treated at an area hospital for a stab wound and is listed in stable condition. His identity is being withheld at this time.
Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call Detective Sean Forker of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7531, or Investigator Adrian Villegas of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4428.