NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which included detectives from East Orange, is investigating the fatal shooting of Timothy Tyreek Melendez, 31, of East Orange.

On Wednesday, May 8 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Melendez was shot in the 200 block of North Grove Street in East Orange. He was transported to University Hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead at 9:11 p.m. yesterday. 

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. 

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.