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Man Shot Dead In Union County Park, Prosecutor Says Man Shot Dead In Union County Park, Prosecutor Says
Man Shot Dead In Union County Park, Prosecutor Says A man was found shot to death in Warinanco Park on Sunday, May 19, authorities said. At 7:51 p.m., Union County police responded to the Roselle area of the park in response to a shooting and found the male victim, who has not been identified, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jersey Talks (@jerseytalks) The investigation is active and ongoing, authorities said. Anyone with information is asked to  contact Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force Sergeant Keyla Live at 908-370-6793…
Fugitive Hunters Bear No Responsibility For Accused Killer's Suicide In Newark Park: Grand Jury Fugitive Hunters Bear No Responsibility For Accused Killer's Suicide In Newark Park: Grand Jury
Fugitive Hunters Bear No Responsibility For Accused Killer's Suicide In Newark Park: Grand Jury UPDATE: A team of fugitive hunters bear no responsibility for the death of a Newark man who shot himself rather than be captured, a grand jury has found. Don Jones, 50, was wanted for a homicide in Union County when members of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and city police chased him into West Side Park last Aug. 29, 2023. Jones pulled a handgun from his waistband, dashed to an open field and was surrounded by police, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said on Wednesday, May 15. He then dropped to his knees, pointed the firearm at his head and p…
28-Year-Old Woman Killed In Union County, Prosecutor Says 28-Year-Old Woman Killed In Union County, Prosecutor Says
28-Year-Old Woman Killed In Union County, Prosecutor Says Police are investigating the murder of a 28-year-old woman in Union County last week. Kerline Joseph Charles was found dead at the crime scene on the 300 block of Greenbriar Drive in Union, late Friday, May 10, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said. No further details were provided. The incident is being probed as a homicide and anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant Filipe Afonso at 908-965-3807, Detective Jennifer Smith at 908-759-8254 or Union Police Department’s Detective Adedeji Akere at 908-851-5030 and Detective Earl Biddy at 90…
US Marshals Capture NJ Train Station Murder Suspect In PA, Prosecutor Says US Marshals Capture NJ Train Station Murder Suspect In PA, Prosecutor Says
US Marshals Capture NJ Train Station Murder Suspect In PA, Prosecutor Says A 44-year-old Plainfield man was arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday, May 10 and charged with a fatal stabbing at a train station in July 2023, authorities said. At 2 p.m. on July 6, 2023, police responded to the Plainfield train station and found Juquin Smith, 45, suffering from stab wounds, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel and Plainfield Police Director James T. Abney said. Smith was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. Aswad Spruiel was arrested in Northumberland County, PA., by US Marshals, authorities said. He is in custody in …
Three Men Charged In New Year's Elizabeth Homicide: Prosecutor Three Men Charged In New Year's Elizabeth Homicide: Prosecutor
Three Men Charged In New Year's Elizabeth Homicide: Prosecutor Three Elizabeth men have been charged with a homicide that occurred in the city on New Year's Day 2023. On the early morning hours of the New Year, Elizabeth police responded to 4th Street and found Vladmir Martinez suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and he was pronounced dead at the scene, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca said.  An investigation identified Jofrandy Diaz-Ramirez, 25, Albenys Soto-Fernandez, 25 and Yoel Sanchez, 22, as the men responsible, authorities said. Diaz-Ramirez …
Man Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting Up Street From NJ City University Man Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting Up Street From NJ City University
Man Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting Up Street From NJ City University One man was killed and another wounded in an overnight shooting Tuesday up the street from New Jersey City University. Police responding to a 12:45 a.m. April 30 call on College Street said they found the injured man with a bullet wound in his arm and the dead man near Audubon Avenue. A house on Audubon also was struck, responders said. Witnesses reported seeing a black vehicle speed from the scene, although they weren't more specific. A weapon reportedly was recovered and multiple shell casings collected by detectives. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed the shooting but pr…
40-Year-Old East Orange Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutor 40-Year-Old East Orange Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutor
40-Year-Old East Orange Man Fatally Shot In Newark: Prosecutor A 40-year-old East Orange man was shot and killed in Newark on Sunday, April 28, authorities said. At 8:43 p.m., Newark police responded to the 300 block of Osborne Terrace and found, Deshaun Winston unresponsive at the location, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Frage said. Winston was pronounced dead at the scene moments later, Stephens and Frage said.  The shooting is being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department. Anyone with information …
One Killed, Two Wounded In Newark Triple Shooting One Killed, Two Wounded In Newark Triple Shooting
One Killed, Two Wounded In Newark Triple Shooting One person was killed and two others were injured in a triple shooting in Newark on the afternoon of Friday, April 19, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 5 p.m. on Avon Avenue, Thomas Fennelly, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said.  Two of the victims were transported to a nearby hospital, while one declined medical attention, Fennelly said. One of the victims was pronounced dead the next morning, Fennelly said. The name of the victim is being withheld pending formal notification of the next of kin, Fennelly said. The Essex County Prosecutor's Homicid…
Brooklyn Man Shot Dead At Irvington Home Brooklyn Man Shot Dead At Irvington Home
Brooklyn Man Shot Dead At Irvington Home A 61-year-old Brooklyn, NY man was shot and killed overnight in Irvington, NJ, authorities said. Oliver A. Francis was shot at a home on Melville Place at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers said. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:18 a.m.  The incident is being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, which includes detectives from the Irvington Police Department. The investigation is active and ongoing.  Anyone with informa…
Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee
Jersey City Triple Shooting: One Dead, Two Wounded, Gunmen Flee A man was shot and killed and two other people wounded in the Heights section of Jersey City, authorities confirmed. Witnesses reported seeing two gunmen flee east on Bowers Street following the shooting on Central Avenue around 9 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Freddie Posey, 25, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead shortly after 9:30 p.m. at Jersey City Medical Center, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. A 30-year-old Jersey City female who also was brought to the hospital in an ambulance was treated for a gunshot would in the leg, responders said. A third victim, a 24-year-old Jerse…
GUILTY: Jurors Convict Ex-Con Bank Robber, 73, Of Stabbing Albany Man Dead At Bergen Mall GUILTY: Jurors Convict Ex-Con Bank Robber, 73, Of Stabbing Albany Man Dead At Bergen Mall
Guilty: Jurors Convict Ex-Con Bank Robber, 73, Of Stabbing Albany Man Dead At Bergen Mall With his dying breath, an Albany man who was stabbed in the parking lot of a Bergen County shopping mall identified convicted bank robber Augusto Perez as his killer. Jurors in Hackensack needed five hours of deliberation to convict the 73-year-old Perez on Friday, April 5, for stabbing Omar Cruz, 64, to death behind the Ulta Beauty store on the Maywood side of the Bergen Town Center on Feb. 16, 2021. The jury rejected a murder conviction, which required premeditated intent, and instead found Perez, of North Bergen, guilty of aggravated manslaughter, along with hindering apprehension, follo…
'Ruthless' Brick City Brims Druglord From Montclair Convicted Of Three Murders, More 'Ruthless' Brick City Brims Druglord From Montclair Convicted Of Three Murders, More
Brick City Brims Newark Drugs Murder Montclair Bloods Gang The leader of a notorious Essex County street gang that dominated the region's drug trade was convicted by a federal jury of three murders, among other counts, authorities said. Michael Healy, 43, of Montclair, "ruthlessly ordered murders so that he could protect his narcotics operation and continue to sell large quantities of dangerous [drugs],” U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said after federal jurors in Newark returned their verdicts on Wednesday, April 3. Healy "recruited men to kill someone he thought was an informant, and even when they killed the wrong person – a bystander – he ord…
Cousin Charged With Murder Of Man In Paterson Basement Fight Cousin Charged With Murder Of Man In Paterson Basement Fight
Cousin Charged With Murder Of Man In Paterson Basement Fight A 22-year-old Honduran national living in Paterson killed his cousin during a fight in a basement apartment, authorities said. Darwin Estrada-Cruz was seized after police called to the neighborhood at Straight Street and 16th Avenue found the body of Jose Estrada-Cruz, 31, shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, April 1. He was charged with first-degree murder, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint announcement. Estrada-Cruz remained held in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance Tuesday afternoon, at which…
Paterson Man, 31, Killed In Fight Paterson Man, 31, Killed In Fight
Paterson Man, 31, Killed In Fight A 22-year-old Honduran national living in Paterson killed his cousin during a fight in a basement apartment, authorities said. Darwin Estrada-Cruz was seized after police called to the neighborhood at Straight Street and 16th Avenue found the body of Jose Estrada-Cruz, 31, shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, April 1. He was charged with first-degree murder, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi said in a joint announcement. Estrada-Cruz remained held in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance Tuesday afternoon, at which…
US Marshals Capture Christmas Day Newark Murder Suspect: Prosecutor US Marshals Capture Christmas Day Newark Murder Suspect: Prosecutor
US Marshals Capture Christmas Day Newark Murder Suspect: Prosecutor A 44-year old man was arrested on Thursday, March 21 and charged with killing 34-year-old Ridge Scott, Jr. in Newark on Christmas Day, authorities said. Marcus Sorbino was apprehended by the  US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Thomas Fennelly, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, said. At 1:28 p.m. on Christmas, Newark police responded to a shooting on the 300 block of Clinton Avenue and found Scott, Jr. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Frit…
‘90 Day Fiance’ PA Barber Conviction Withdrawn Due Juror, Witness Interactions: DA ‘90 Day Fiance’ PA Barber Conviction Withdrawn Due Juror, Witness Interactions: DA
‘90 Day Fiance’ PA Barber Conviction Withdrawn Due Juror, Witness Interactions: DA A former Pennsylvania barber who appeared in "90 Day Fiance” and “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?” who was extradited from Florida over six months after he was caught with fentanyl by US Marshals — has had one of his convictions dismissed due to contact between a juror and witness, the Cumberland County District Attorney Seán M. McCormack announced on Friday, March 23, 2024.  Michael Anthony Baltimore, 44 of Carlisle, PA, had been convicted on Feb. 1, 2024, in a domestic violence case from Jan. 7, 2021,  but the charges were dismissed and the case was vacate…
UPDATE: One Dead, Two Wounded In Jersey City's First Homicide Of '24: Prosecutor UPDATE: One Dead, Two Wounded In Jersey City's First Homicide Of '24: Prosecutor
Update: One Dead, Two Wounded In Jersey City's First Homicide Of '24: Prosecutor UPDATE (March 27): A Hoboken man was charged with murder and aggravated assault in a triple shooting in Jersey City earlier this month. Authorities confirmed on Wednesday, March 27, that Joseph Del Valle, 36, was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit the day before. He remained held in the Hudson County Correctional Facility along with a second accused gunman, Francisco Salcedo, 42, of Jersey City, they said. City resident Christoph Terrero Marte, 33, was gunned down on Jordan Avenue off Mercer Street near McGinley Square shortly before 6:30 a.m. …
NJ Man Beat Mom Dead After She Tried Stopping Him From Cutting Tattoo Off Leg: Affidavit NJ Man Beat Mom Dead After She Tried Stopping Him From Cutting Tattoo Off Leg: Affidavit
NJ Man Beat Mom Dead After She Tried Stopping Him From Cutting Tattoo Off Leg: Affidavit A New Jersey man allegedly beat his mom to death after she tried to stop him from slicing a tattoo off of his leg, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Gloucester Township police were called to the Doran family's Blackwood home around 10:20 a.m. Saturday, March 2, as Daily Voice previously reported. Lillian Doran was found “obviously dead” with trauma to the back of her head on a bedroom floor in the home, according to an affidavit for probable cause. Witnesses said that the night before, 65-year-old Lillian had been arguing with her 30-year-old son, James Doran, about cutt…
22-Year-Old Gunned Down In NJ's Largest City 22-Year-Old Gunned Down In NJ's Largest City
22-Year-Old Gunned Down In NJ's Largest City A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in Newark over the weekend. Jaheem Futrell was found having suffered a gunshot wound on the 300 block of South 18th Street just after 10:45 a.m., Saturday, March 2, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. Futrell was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:15 a.m. The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential…
Newark Man, 38, Killed in Homicide: Prosecutor Newark Man, 38, Killed in Homicide: Prosecutor
Newark Man, 38, Killed in Homicide: Prosecutor The death of a 38-year-old Newark man on Tuesday, Feb. 20 is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, authorities said. Shortly after 11 p.m., Newark police responded to report of an assault on the 200 block of Cathedral Court,  Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. Officers located Daniel Hass outside the location suffering from injuries, Stephens and Fragé said. Hass was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:53 p.m., Stephens and Fra…
Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities
Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities UPDATE: A Paramus man who’d just stabbed his father to death dragged the body to a bathroom and tried to set it on fire last week as part of an attempt to conceal what he’d done, authorities said. Melvin Thomas repeatedly stabbed his father, 61-year-old Manuel Thomas, in the chest with a kitchen knife on Valentine’s Day, a criminal complaint says. He then dragged the bloody corpse to a bathroom where he tried igniting it with a lighter, according to the complaint filed by Paramus Police Detective Justin Sicari. “This attempt failed,” the detective wrote. Melvin Thomas wiped off …
Body Found In Atlantic County Cold Case Still Needs ID Body Found In Atlantic County Cold Case Still Needs ID
Body Found In Atlantic County Cold Case Still Needs ID Investigators are looking for your help in solving the cold case of a woman found dead in Atlantic County more than 35 years ago. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 13 that its major crimes unit is looking for the relatives and friends of James “Crab Daddy” Whiting Jr. He was born in 1916 and died in 2011. The FBI is helping the county prosecutor's office in identifying the remains of a woman found in Mullica Township back on Tuesday, July 19, 1988. According to state police, her remains were recovered in a swamp near Elwood-Weekstown Road, and…
Man Fatally Shot In West Orange: Prosecutors Man Fatally Shot In West Orange: Prosecutors
Man Fatally Shot In West Orange: Prosecutors A man was fatally shot in West Orange on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 4, authorities said. At 12:22 p.m., West Orange police responded to a report of a shooting on the 100 block of Lakeside Avenue in West Orange and found the unidentified victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott said.  He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:44 p.m., Stephens and Abbott said.  The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, Stephens and Abbott said.  Anyone with informa…
UPDATE: Man, 31, Stabbed To Death Outside Garfield Bar UPDATE: Man, 31, Stabbed To Death Outside Garfield Bar
Update: Man, 31, Stabbed To Death Outside Garfield Bar A man was stabbed and killed overnight Sunday outside a Garfield bar, authorities said. The 31-year-old victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after being stabbed in the torso outside JoJo's Bar & Grill on Monroe Street shortly after 12:30 a.m. Feb. 4, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said in a release. He died in the emergency room with multiple stab wounds, law enforcement sources told Daily Voice. Musella didn't say whether anyone had been arrested or identified. He also didn't identify the victim. Detectives from his office and Garfield police are investigat…
Man Found Dead With Head Trauma, Gashes Prompts Homicide Investigation In Newark: Prosecutor Man Found Dead With Head Trauma, Gashes Prompts Homicide Investigation In Newark: Prosecutor
Man Found Dead With Head Trauma, Gashes Prompts Homicide Investigation In Newark: Prosecutor Police in Newark are investigating the death of a 40-year-old found with head trauma and lacerations in broad daylight, they said. Michael Castro, a city resident, was found by officers responding to a service call on the 100 block of Stone Street around 12:25 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. Castro was outside suffering from head trauma and lacerations, and pronounced dead at the scene at 12:53 p.m., police said. The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. Anyone w…
20-Year-Old Killed In Newark Shooting: Prosecutors 20-Year-Old Killed In Newark Shooting: Prosecutors
20-Year-Old Killed In Newark Shooting: Prosecutors A 20-year-old Newark resident was fatally shot on Wednesday, Jan. 24, authorities said. At 6:53 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting on the 100 block of Irvine Turner Boulevard, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said.  Officers found Nasir Dudley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Stephens and Fragé said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:43 p.m., Stephens and Fragé said. The investigation is active and ongoing and no arrests have been made, Stephens and Fragé said. Anyone with info…
Four Found Dead Including 2 Kids In Union (DEVELOPING) Four Found Dead Including 2 Kids In Union (DEVELOPING)
Four Found Dead Including 2 Kids In Union (Developing) Two adults and two children were found dead in a home in Union Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, the county prosecutor's office said. The Union County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force and the Union Police Department said they are investigating after they were found dead in their home on Lincrest Terrace in Union,. Authorities did not say where in the home or when the bodies were found.  This is a developing story. Check back for more updates. 
Two Teens Charged In Killing Of 14-Year-Old In Atlantic City Two Teens Charged In Killing Of 14-Year-Old In Atlantic City
Two Teens Charged In Killing Of 14-Year-Old In Atlantic City Two teenagers are facing charges in the killing of a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the head in Atlantic City earlier this month, authorities said. The two charged teens are 16 years old and were arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 9, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced on Tuesday, Jan. 16.  One boy is being held at Harborfields Atlantic Youth Center in Egg Harbor City and the other is in custody at the Essex County Youth Detention Center in Newark. Atlantic City police responded to a shooting on the 3300 block of Atlantic Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5. O…
MURDER UPDATE: Mom Shot Dead On New Year's Eve In Bergen, Gunman Surrenders In Montclair MURDER UPDATE: Mom Shot Dead On New Year's Eve In Bergen, Gunman Surrenders In Montclair
Murder Update: Mom Shot Dead On New Year's Eve In Bergen, Gunman Surrenders In Montclair UPDATE: An intense search for a man who authorities said shot and killed his girlfriend at their workplace in Ramsey on New Year's Eve ended when he surrendered to police, multiple law enforcement sources told Daily Voice. The body of 41-year-old Crystal (Camargo) Peterson was found shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in a cafeteria area at Konica Minolta's headquarters just off Route 17 near the Rockland County border, sources with direct knowledge of the domestic violence homicide said. She'd been shot in the head, they said. Charged with murder and possession of a firearm for an unlawful pu…
UPDATE: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair UPDATE: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair
Update: Woman Shot Dead At Konica Minolta HQ, Killer Surrenders In Montclair UPDATE: An intense search for a man who authorities said shot and killed his girlfriend at their workplace in Ramsey on New Year's Eve ended when he surrendered to police, multiple law enforcement sources told Daily Voice. The body of 41-year-old Crystal (Camargo) Peterson was found shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in a cafeteria area at Konica Minolta's headquarters just off Route 17 near the Rockland County border, sources with direct knowledge of the homicide said. She'd been shot in the head, they said. Charged with murder and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose was Lui…
Teenager Dies After Arriving At Jersey City Hospital With Gunshot Wound: Prosecutors Teenager Dies After Arriving At Jersey City Hospital With Gunshot Wound: Prosecutors
Teenager Dies After Arriving At Jersey City Hospital With Gunshot Wound: Prosecutors An 18-year-old teenage boy was pronounced dead on Monday, Dec. 18 after he was dropped off at a Jersey City hospital suffering from a gunshot wound, authorities said. At 2:20 p.m., the boy arrived at Jersey City Medical Center in a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the upper body, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said. He was pronounced dead shortly before 4 p.m., prosecutors said. The case is being investigated by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department.