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East Orange Homicide

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NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced today that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Gregory McPherson, 26, of East Orange.

McPherson was fatally shot in the 100 block of Lenox Avenue in East Orange on Wednesday, April 5 at approximately 9:35 p.m. He was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made at this time.

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.

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