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South Orange Man is Homicide Victim

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EAST ORANGE, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced today that the East Orange Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of South Orange resident Isaiah T. Peterson.

Peterson, age 27, was shot yesterday, April 21, at about 7:19 p.m. in the vicinity of  McKay Avenue and Ayr Street in East Orange.

Peterson was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Newark at 9:59 pm on April 21.

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At this time no arrests have been made, and the investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

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