New Jersey man accused of fatally gunning down Amazon delivery driver

Source: Union County Prosecutor's Office; MEGA

Sep. 12 2021, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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A New Jersey man was charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an Amazon delivery driver in broad daylight, according to prosecutors.

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Quahif Lane, 26, of Plainfield, New Jersey, was charged with first-degree murder and two weapons offenses in connection with the death of 36-year-old Jamar S. Harris of Newark, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer-in-Charge Captain David M. Guarino announced on Sept. 9.

Plainfield Police Officers found Harris, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound in the 200 block of Garfield Avenue around 2 p.m. on Sept. 8.

Authorities said video evidence showed Lane approached Harris during a delivery and fatally shot him in broad daylight, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Colleen Ruppert.

Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A joint investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force, members of the Plainfield Police Department, Union County Police Department and the Union County Sheriff’s Office identified Lane as a primary suspect in the case.

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He was taken into custody without incident on Sept. 9 and was held in the Union County Jail. Officials have not said what might have led to the shooting.

“I commend all involved law enforcement agencies and concerned citizens whose contributions were essential to the expeditious apprehension of Mr. Lane,” Daniel said in a statement.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones.”

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant Lamar Hartsfield at (908) 451-1873.


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