Corrections Officer Fatally Shot

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is actively investigating the fatal shooting of Katrina Owens, a 37-year-old corrections officer from the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. Owens was attending a barbeque with a male friend in the Newark/East Orange area when a…

Deadly 24 Hours in Essex County, 3 Fatal Shootings

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is actively investigating three fatal shootings. There were four shootings in Newark this morning. Three were fatal. In addition, two people were shot in Irvington, but survived. The dead have been identified as Shawn Miller, 20, of…

Update on Fatal Shooting of Corrections Officer

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with the fatal shooting of a corrections officer died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound today. Allen Barron, 21, was wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Katrina Owens, a 37-year-old corrections officer from the Monmouth Junction section…

Man Found Guilty of Murdering Grandmother

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an Essex County jury convicted Phillip Holden, 40, of Newark of murdering Karen Cunningham, 55, also of Newark. Mrs. Cunningham had gone to the store to buy a bag of potato chips. She was stepping into her car when she was caught in the crossfire. She…

Suspected Murder/Suicide in East Orange

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that a man opened fire on his girlfriend in East Orange, killing her in the apartment they shared, and then turned the gun on himself committing suicide. Last night East Orange Police responded to 377 North Grove Street on a report of a shooting. When they…