The shooting occurred at approximately 1:22 pm. Watford was transported to University Hospital in Newark where he was pronounced dead at 1:49 p.m.
Clarence Johnson, 34, has been charged along with Anthony Hagan, 31. Both have been charged with murder, conspiracy, and weapons offenses.
Johnson remains at large. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Hagan was taken into custody and is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law or enter a guilty plea.