Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Moussa Fofana, 18, of Maplewood.
Officials said at approximately 9:38 pm on Sunday, June 6, Maplewood police officers were dispatched to the area of Underhill Field on Garfield Place on reports of a shooting.
Arriving officers located Fofana suffering from a gunshot wound.
Fofana was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:24 pm.
A second male victim was treated at an area hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
The investigation, which is active and ongoing, is being handled by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Maplewood Police Department.