NC man found shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting, according to an April 19 press release from the ECPO. On Friday, April 17, Khalif T. Ransom, 36, of Durham, N.C., was found in the 200 block of West Runyon […]

Newark man arrested for beating man to death

NEWARK, NJ — Leonard J. Melvin, 31, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter for the beating death of Eddie Feliciano, 60, of Newark, according to an April 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On March 25, Feliciano was assaulted on the 300 block of West Market Street in […]

Teenager shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Nasir Clayton, of Newark, according to an April 17 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On April 16, at approximately 12:52 p.m., Clayton was shot in the 300 […]

Paterson man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes Newark police detectives, is investigating the fatal shooting of Dashon S. Ragland, 30, of Paterson, according to an April 14 press release. On Sunday, April 12, Ragland was shot on the 900 block of Frelinghuysen Avenue at approximately 5:37 p.m. He […]

Authorities seek assistance in solving murder

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Marquis Forman, 27, of East Orange, according to an April 15 press release. On Jan. 15 at approximately 7:42 […]

31-year-old shot to death in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, along with the East Orange Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Shawn Watford, 31, of East Orange, according to an April 15 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Monday, April 13, Watford was shot in the area […]

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

ORANGE, NJ — Yasir Williams, 21, of East Orange, drowned in the pond at Orange Park on Saturday, April 11, according to an April 16 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The drowning victim was a student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The preliminary investigation confirmed the identity of the victim and […]

Four Newark police officers charged with falsifying records

NEWARK, NJ — Four Newark police officers, including a lieutenant, have been charged with falsifying police records, according to an April 9 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. One officer, Michael Chirico, 55, of Newark, was also charged with driving under the influence. He is accused of driving the wrong way down University […]

Double shooting results in one death in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a double shooting that resulted in the death of Lawrence Peterson, 65, of Newark, according to an April 8 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, April 6, just before 8 p.m., two males were […]

Law enforcement investigates Newark homicide

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a March 30 press release from the prosecutor’s office. Wyche was shot Friday, March 27, in the area of 72 Hayes St. […]