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UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Arrested for Irvington Township Murder

By rlsmetro on
Irvington Township

Authorities reported the arrest of a 16-year-old who is being charged with the murder of a 17-year-old in Irvington. 

Officials said on August 19, at 10:10 p.m., police discovered the 17-year-old victim, on the 100 block of Maple Avenue in Irvington.

He suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:40 p.m.

The victim was identified as Kensley Moneus, 17 (pictured). Sources say Moneus and the suspect were close acquaintances. 

The 16-year-old suspect is also being charged with two weapon offenses, tampering with evidence, and receiving stolen property. 

The charges against this juvenile are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent at this time. 

All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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.