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Woman Found Fatally Shot Inside Montclair House


Police in Montclair are investigating a shooting incident that left a woman dead inside a house in Montclair.

According to police, a phone call led to the discovery of a woman found dead overnight in a home.

Authorities received a phone call Monday around 11:50 p.m. to make a wellness check at 304 North Mountain Ave.

Units arrived and found Ms. Angela M. Bledsoe, 44, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Bledsoe was pronounced dead at the scene around 1:17 a.m.

Police charged Mr. James R. Ray, III, 55, with murder and weapons offenses. He remains at-large and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Ray and Bledsoe lived together and had a child in common.

The child is in the care of family members.

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.