EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley have announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which a male was fatally shot in East Orange, NJ earlier this month (11/11/17). At approximately 6:30 a.m., East Orange police officers discovered an unresponsive male on the ground in the area of North 15th Street and 4th Avenue. The male was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Authorities have identified the body found as Kpama Silver, age 25, of Newark, NJ. An autopsy earlier today determined that Silver died as a result of a gunshot wound and the death has been ruled a homicide.
Authorities are investigating whether he was shot at that location or elsewhere, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly of the Prosecutor's Homicide Unit.
This incident is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor's Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police Department. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time, according to Fennelly.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prosecutor's Tips Line at (877) 847-7432.