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ALERT: Reward Issued for 2021 East Orange Murder

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

 Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today that the Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Mr. Alfred Cheatham, 55, of East Orange.

Official said on Nov. 2, 2021, the victim was fatally shot on Whittlesey Avenue near his home. 


He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:23 p.m.

At this time, no arrests have been made. However, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking help. 

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. 

Officials have provided photos of the victim and the vehicle believed to be involved.