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Newark man charged in Paterson killing

By Jonathan Greene
Published: March 18, 2022


A man from Newark has been charged with murder in the killing of a Hillside man, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Tahji Rosebrough, 22, of Newark, has been charged with murder, armed robbery, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a handgun.

Rosebrough allegedly killed 28-year-old Kyle D. Newton of Hillside during a robbery at 125 Belmont Avenue in Paterson early Friday morning.

Police arrived at the scene on report of a stolen vehicle and shooting at around 1:07 a.m. They did not find a victim or the stolen vehicle. Police located the stolen vehicle at University Hospital in Newark. They learned the stolen vehicle arrived at the hospital with Newton inside. Newton suffered an apparent gunshot wound and died.

Rosebrough allegedly inflicted injuries on Newton during the robbery that caused his death. He was arrested by Rutgers Police Department at University Hospital in Newark and transferred to Paterson police custody.

Rosebrough could face life in prison if convicted.

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