NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura announced today that the Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Davon Jones.

Jones was fatally shot in Orange on April 14 of this year. At approximately 10 p.m. Jones and two other males were in the 100 block of Taylor Street, where he lives, when a light color SUV with multiple occupants drove up and began shooting at Jones and two other males. 

Three people were shot. Jones died from his injuries at University Hospital in Newark. The two others survived. 

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