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$5K Reward Offered for Information in Fatal Hit-and-Run in East Orange

By rlsmetro on

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a fatal hit and run incident.

Official said on Sunday, May 24, Mr. Gerald Pettiford, 61, of Newark, a pedestrian, was struck in the area of 445 Central Ave, East Orange.

Police said Mr. Pettiford was transported to East Orange General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:40 pm on May 24.

Anyone with information about the incident 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.