UPDATE: Man Shot in the Chest in East Orange Dies

Newark -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which included detectives from East Orange, is investigating the fatal shooting of Mr. Timothy Tyreek Melendez, 31, of East Orange.

Police say on Wednesday, at approximately 1:15 p.m. someone shot Melendez in the 200 block of North Grove Street in East Orange.

EMS transported Melendez to University Hospital in critical condition where doctors pronounced him dead at 9:11 p.m. yesterday police said.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.