Orange mourns shooting death of teen

Orange mourns shooting death of teen

Photo by Chris Sykes Kamiah Caraway wears a memorial T-shirt of her cousin, 17-year-old Davon Jones, who was shot and killed on Taylor Street in Orange on Thursday, April 14, during his funeral on Saturday, April 23. ORANGE, NJ — Emotion flowed freely at the funeral for Davon Jones, 17, of Orange at St. Matthews AME […]

Right before election, Orange sees 2 homicides in 4 days

ORANGE, N.J. — Orange is reeling from two homicides and a spate of shootings in a four-day period. “Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, Orange police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Taylor Street on reports of a shooting in progress,” said acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray on Thursday, […]

South Orange man killed in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced April 22 that the East Orange police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Isaiah T. Peterson, 27, of South Orange. Peterson was shot at approximately 7:19 p.m. on April […]

Undergraduate fatally shot Sunday night

NEWARK, NJ — A current Rutgers Newark undergraduate was fatally shot at his apartment on Central Avenue in Newark on Sunday, April 10. His roommate, who graduated last year from Rutgers, was also shot. The roommate is in critical condition. The dead student has been identified as Shani Patel, 21, of Toms River. The identity […]

Three arrested for West Orange murder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced March 24 that three men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange. On Dec. 17, 2015, Everett was shot in the 100 block of Joyce Street in West Orange, […]

Livingston man found dead inside Carteret Road home, boarder arrested

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig M. Handschuch announced March 24 that the Livingston Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide. On March 23, at approximately 7 p.m., Douglas Castellano, 69, of Livingston was found dead inside […]

Police are investigating East Orange homicide

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the murder of Tushon D. Jones, 32, of East Orange. On Sunday, Feb. 28, at approximately 12:54 a.m., police responded to Charles Street in East Orange, where they discovered the victim on the floor […]

Police investigate homicide of Irvington man on Feb. 23

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Omar Heyward, 34, of Irvington. Heyward was fatally shot on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at […]

Woman arrested for murder of 90-year-old East Orange man

  ORANGE, NJ — Jocelyn Dahta, 32, of Orange, has been arrested and charged with the murder of 90-year-old Henry Boyd, announced acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Boyd was murdered in East Orange on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in his South Harrison […]

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