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Deadly Newark carjacking: 3 in custody after woman is killed on Thanksgiving, NJ officials say

NEWARK, N.J. — Three people are in custody Friday after a woman was shot and killed during a carjacking on Thanksgiving, New Jersey officials said.

Shuri Henry was fatally shot during a carjacking in Newark on Thanksgiving in 2017, according to police. (Facebook)

Shuri Henry, 40, of Newark, was fatally shot on South 20th Street just before 11 p.m. Thursday, according to Essex County Prosecutor’s Office officials.

NJ.com says Henry was a community organizer, and the daughter of late community organizer Cheryl Cottle-Henry.

Police said Henry's nephew was in the car when she was fatally shot.

Her 2005 Kia Sorrento was taken during the alleged carjacking.

The vehicle was found near South Jacob Street and Springfield Avenue, about a mile away from the shooting scene, New Jersey officials said Friday.

They people in the car tried to get away, but three people, including two teens — one 14 years old— were tracked shortly after, the officials said.

PIX11 was there when the victim's family received word about the arrest—a small piece of comfort after this Thanksgiving tragedy.

Associated Press contributed to this report.