Contact Us
Essex Daily Voice serves Belleville, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Newark, Nutley, Verona & West Orange
Return to your home site

Menu

Essex Daily Voice serves Belleville, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Newark, Nutley, Verona & West Orange

Nearby Towns

  • Lyndhurst
    serves Lyndhurst, North Arlington & Wallington
  • Rutherford
    serves Carlstadt, East Rutherford & Rutherford
  • South Passaic
    serves Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wayne & Woodland Park
  • Hudson
    serves Bayonne, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City & West New York
DV Pilot Police & Fire

Aunt, Nephew Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Irvington Man

Lawrence Lewis  and Lakirah Franklin Lewis.
Lawrence Lewis and Lakirah Franklin Lewis. Photo Credit: ECPO

Two Irvington residents have been charged in the shooting death of a 24-year-old township man, authorities said.

Lakirah Franklin Lewis, 22, and her nephew, Lawrence Lewis, 24, are accused of gunning down Daquan Smith on the 400 block of Grove Street just before 2 p.m. last Thursday, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said.

Franklin Lewis and Lewis were charged with felony murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses.

An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Essex Daily Voice!

Serves Belleville, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Newark, Nutley, Verona & West Orange

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.