EO teen found dead in car

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced March 18 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from East Orange, is investigating the fatal shooting of Rashawn Y. Simmons, 19, of East Orange.

At approximately 9 p.m. on March 17, Simmons was discovered in a motor vehicle, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, in the 400 block of Main Street in East Orange. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital at 10: 15 p.m.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

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