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UPDATE: Authorities Capture Man Wanted for East Orange Murder near Shopping Center

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced today that Mr. Darienne Murray, 35, of Orange has been arrested for the murder of Mr. Melja T. Oliver, 37, of East Orange.

On Friday, June 3 at 12:51 am East Orange Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Main Street in East Orange where they discovered Oliver on the sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds.  

He was transported to University Hospital in Newark where he pronounced dead at 1:31 am on June 3.

Yesterday, Murray was arrested and charged with first degree murder, second degree unlawful possession of a weapon and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The investigation, which is being handled by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police, remains 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