Authorities said a yard full of plastic flowers and other decorations helped ignite a fire that led to the deaths of six people, including two children, in Newark on Sunday.
Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.
Investigators spent hours trying to piece together the deadly chain of events that ended in a car crash and the alleged gunman speeding away in a truck.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the victims were found around 12:20 a.m. Saturday in the area of West Bigelow Street and Milford Avenue. Officers had gone there after receiving reports of an injured person.
Fatoumata’s husband, Babatope Owoseni, 33, was arrested and charged with murder.
News of an arrest comes on the same day as the funeral for 13-year-old victim Zainee Hailey.
Police and federal authorities captured four suspects overnight in the shooting that killed a Hoboken attorney at the Short Hills Mall last weekend.
The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.
Shawn Custis, 42, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder, robbery, burglary and child endangerment.
Authorities announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Mamrosz, 24, of Yonkers. Mamrosz is currently in Westchester County jail on unrelated charges.
Lee Moir, 34, of Toronto, Ontario, allegedly tried to force the girl to perform sex acts on a video chat by threatening to hurt her family, prosecutors said.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the officer, whose name wasn’t disclosed, was confronted around 5:15 a.m. Saturday by 17-year-old Vincent Owens of Newark.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced the arrest of 25-year-old Tyrail Jones on Friday.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the 32-year-old female officer was shot in her car in Newark.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray confirmed that 31-year-old Shazina Chan was found dead Monday morning at her Montclair residence.