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3rd Teen Seized In Shooting Death Of Wallington Pizza Deliveryman

Andy DeJesus, Joel Nunez
Andy DeJesus, Joel Nunez Photo Credit: COURTESY: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

A 16-year-old boy remained in custody along with two Garfield 18-year-olds who were charged in the shooting death of a 27-year-old Wallington pizza delivery man in his car during a robbery last month, authorities said.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Mark P. Centurione didn't disclose who they believe pulled the trigger, killing 27-year-old Dervy Almonte-Moore of Elmwood Park.

However, they announced that the two adults charged in the slaying also tried to rob someone else in Passaic a little over 45 minutes earlier.

Andy DeJesus and Joel Nunez were originally charged with felony murder, robbery, conspiracy and weapons offenses in connection with the 2:48 a.m. shooting death of Almonte-Moore on July 15. 

New charges were added after authorities said the pair approached two people seated in a car on Oak Street in Passaic at 2 a.m. with the intention of robbing them.

One of the two "had his face covered and removed a handgun from his waistband...then tapped on the passenger side window," Valdes and Centurione said in a release. "The victim driving the vehicle sped away from the [robber] and left the area."

DeJesus and the 16-year-old also tried to rob someone on the street late Monday, they said.

The target was getting out of his car on Linden Street in Passaic at 11:40 p.m., they said, when one of the two "brandished a black colored handgun" and shouted "come here" to the would-be victim -- who fled the area.

Passaic police who responded nabbed DeJesus and the juvenile at the intersection of Krueger Place and Poplar Street, authorities said, adding that they also recovered a handgun.

DeJesus and Nunez remained held in the Passaic County Jail pending further court action.

The 16-year-old remained held in a juvenile detention center pending a hearing in the Family Division of Superior Court in Paterson.



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