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UPDATE: Man, Juvenile Charged with Murdering East Orange Teen

East Orange

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced today that two suspects – one adult and one juvenile – have been charged with the murder of a 16-year-old boy from East Orange that occurred on October 3, 2022.

The adult suspect, Josiah Wade, 22, is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The juvenile suspect, a 16-year-old male, is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and two weapons offenses. Both suspects have been arrested and are in custody.

On October 3, at 3:15 p.m., the 16-year-old victim was found on the 100 block of Lincoln Street in East Orange suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to University Hospital in Newark and pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m.

These are accusations.

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 tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Calls will be kept confidential.