EAST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a food deliveryman in East Orange earlier this month.

The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. April 2 in the 100 block of Shepherd Avenue.

Authorities say 41-year-old Karamoko Fatiga was shot while he was trying to deliver Chinese food.

The West African immigrant leaves behind a wife and four children.

“These children start asking for their father because they don’t know yet what happened but they kept asking, ‘When is my father coming back? Where is my father?,” said Imam Souleimane Konate, a family spokeman.

Prosecutors will determine whether the suspect will be tried as an adult.

Watch & Listen LIVE