EAST ORANGE, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi 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 Rashawn Y. Simmons, 19, of East Orange. 

At approximately 9 p.m. Sunday Simmons was discovered in a motor vehicle, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, in the 400 block of Main Street in East Orange. 

He was pronounced dead at University Hospital at 10:15 p.m.

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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.