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UPDATE: Man Shot Dead Near East Orange Shopping Center

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

 Essex County Prosecutor officials announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Mr. Melja T. Oliver, 37, of East Orange.

Officials say on Friday, June 3 at 12:51 a.m., 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 today.

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.