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UPDATE: Man Charged With Newark Murder

By metrostaff on
Newark

Essex County officials reported today that Marquis McCray, 32, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Wayne Jones, 41, of East Orange.  

According to Newark officials, on September 17, just before midnight, police found Jones on the 100 block of Ridgewood Avenue suffering from gun wounds.

Officials say he was taken to University Hospital and pronounced dead the next day. Gunshots injured another male victim, but he survived. 

McCray has also been charged with attempted murder and four weapons offenses.

The investigation is active and ongoing. 

CORRECTION: A prior image of a Marquis McCray originating from the Essex County Jail was incorrect. The current image posted of Marquise McCray, 32, is correct.