Fofana family and SOMA community grateful for arrest in case, continue to push for ‘Justice for Moussa’

Fofana family and SOMA community grateful for arrest in case, continue to push for ‘Justice for Moussa’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced on Aug. 6 that a 20-year-old Newark man had been arrested and charged with the June 6 murder of Moussa Fofana, an 18-year-old Maplewood resident and Columbia High School junior. Yohan Hernandez was charged with murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of […]

Reward increases to $50K in Maplewood homicide

Reward increases to $50K in Maplewood homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers Program is now offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Moussa Fofana, an 18-year-old Maplewood soccer standout who was shot at the Underhill Sports Complex on June […]

SOMSD to implement security upgrades at Underhill in Maplewood

SOMSD to implement security upgrades at Underhill in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood Superintendent of Schools Ronald G. Taylor announced July 7 that — after many conversations and assessments of the current security infrastructure at the Underhill facility with our Maplewood Township officials, Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul, Board of Education President Thair Joshua and Columbia High School Principal Frank Sanchez — the […]

Two Maplewood men shot on Hughes Street

Two Maplewood men shot on Hughes Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On July 9 at approximately 8:53 p.m., Maplewood police officers were dispatched to the area of Hughes Street after receiving multiple calls of an individual shot, according to a July 10 press release from the Maplewood Police Department. When officers arrived, they located two Maplewood men, ages 21 and 23, who had […]

Prosecutor’s officer offers reward for information in Maplewood homicide

Prosecutor’s officer offers reward for information in Maplewood homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced June 17 that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Moussa Fofana, 18, of Maplewood. At approximately 9:38 p.m. […]

18-year-old soccer star shot to death at Underhill Field in Maplewood, 17-year-old injured

18-year-old soccer star shot to death at Underhill Field in Maplewood, 17-year-old injured

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student died following a shooting on June 6 at Underhill Field and another was injured, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office on June 7. Moussa Fofana, 18, a CHS junior and star soccer player, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:24 p.m., after Maplewood Police Department […]

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