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FBI Continues Search for Armed, Dangerous Fugitive in 2017 Essex County Murder

Irvington Township

By: Richard L. Smith 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is renewing its efforts to apprehend Mr. Dennis M. Cunningham, a man described as armed and dangerous, who has been on the lam since 2017 following a violent shooting in Irvington that resulted in one fatality.

Wing champ According to FBI officials, Cunningham, a convicted felon, is accused of playing a critical role in the murder that took place on May 12, 2017.

Following the incident, the State of New Jersey charged Cunningham with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and robbery on June 15, 2017, subsequently issuing a warrant for his arrest.

His evasion of law enforcement led to the issuance of a federal arrest warrant by the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Essex County, on September 8, 2017, specifically charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Wanted Man FBI officials said Cunningham is described as a male with a height of 6'2", weighing between 200 to 220 pounds, and possibly having black hair, though he may now be bald.

His eye color is brown, and he has a notable tattoo.

Identifying as Black and of American nationality, Cunningham is known to have connections to Irvington and Newark in New Jersey and Easton, Pennsylvania, suggesting he could be hiding in these areas.

The FBI urges anyone with information about Dennis M. Cunningham's whereabouts to come forward and contact their local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Wing champ The public's assistance is crucial in apprehending Cunningham to ensure he faces justice for his alleged crimes.