Teenager shot to death in East Orange, second teenager wounded

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced Jan. 2 that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Ibn Downey, 18, of Newark.

Downey was fatally shot on Jan. 1 in the 200 block of North 17th Street in East Orange. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:06 a.m. A second victim, an 18-year-old female, was also shot. She sustained non-life-threatening injuries. She was hospitalized in stable condition.

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.