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…

Newark Shooting Victim Dies

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today Anthony Rogers, 22, of Newark died today. Rogers was shot multiple times on May 31 in Newark in the vicinity of 89 Littleton Avenue. He was transported to University Hospital where he remained until today when he was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. The Essex County…

Man Indicted for Murder of Transgender Female

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an Essex County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Alrashim Chambers, 24, of Newark with the September 12, 2010 murder of Victoria Carmen White, 28, of Newark. In addition to murder, Chambers was indicted on count of bias intimidation and two weapons offenses arising from his…

13-year-old Shot and Killed in Newark

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 300 block of South Orange Avenue in Newark late last night. At approximately 11:30 PM police responded to a report of shots fired. The victim, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, has been identified as Dante Young, 13,…

Irvington High School Teacher Indicted for Murder

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an Essex County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Sharonda Wilson, 32, of Irvington with the September 30, 2010 death of Erik Stubblefield, 38, of Willingboro. Wilson was indicted on murder charges for fatally stabbing Stubblefield at her home. Wilson was also indicted on two weapons…

Police Involved Non-Fatal Shooting in Irvington

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Professional Standards Bureau, along with the Irvington Police Department Internal Affairs Unit, are investigating a police involved shooting of a 15-year-old Newark juvenile. The non-fatal shooting occurred in Irvington. The preliminary investigation indicates that at…

Elderly Woman Killed in Her Irvington Home

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an 88-year-old Irvington woman was killed in her home. The victim has been identified as Casetta Blunt, 88, of Campfield Street. She was discovered in her home shortly after midnight and pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is pending autopsy. Next of…