Essex County Gun Crime SCOREBOARD
For 2015
- 2014 - 2013

 

Date

Incident and link to news verification of gun-related crimes or deaths. EAST ORANGE related reports are highlighted in YELLOW.

(7 Incidents in the EO 3rd Ward)

Guns used
235

12/26/15

Jacke K. Bush of EO Shot to Death on Glenwood Ave. #22

1

11/18/15

Antoine Love of EO Found Shot Dead in Car in Newark #21

1

10/01/15

Jamil Williams of EO Arrested For Gun Possession in Newark

1

09/19/15

Hassan Chatmon Fatally Shot on Central Ave. NWK #20

1

09/19/15

Shooting at Tremont and Freeman Aves. One person injured. (3rd Ward)

1

09/16/15

Daniel Godfrey Arrested, charged with Attempted Robbery and Gun Possession

1

09/14/15

Mazo Jones of EO Shot to Death in Orange #18

1

09/07/15

Walter Page of EO Shot and Killed in Newark #17

1

08/30/15

Gunfire on N. 17th St. Ends Community Festival

1

08/19/15

Two Armed EO Thugs Charged in Bloomfield

2

08/10/15

Gunfire on Arsdale Terrace Monday Night Injures One (3rd Ward)

1

08/04/15

Shooting Near Rowley Park (William & Arlington) on "National Night Out" - Man Injured

1

08/04/15

Gang Related Drug Ring Busted in EO - 7 Firearms confiscated

7

07/25/15

Two Shootings in EO Tonight - 18 Year Old Sharod T. Jefferson Killed EO Homicide Victim #14

2

07/22/15

Shooting on Park Avenue and Grove St.

1

07/16/15

Shooting on Princeton Street Injures One - Update 7/26/15: Ryan Edwell Dies in Hospital Victim #16 delayed - 08/11/15 - Reason for shooting- Public Urination (3rd Ward)

1

07/15/15

Mario Gayles of EO charged with the murder of Icrish Bostic in Irvington

1

07/12/15 Brent Williams of EO Shot to Death in Newark EO Homicide Victim #13 - Newark #49

1

07/05/15

Man From Maplewood Killed - Three Others Wounded in Shooting on S. Clinton St. (3rd Ward)

1

06/29/15

Person Shot on Berwyn Street (Orange/East Orange Border) - Jamar Hurd of EO Dies from Gunshot Wound #12

1

06/24/15

Shooting on North Grove Street

1

06/20/15

Man With Knife Shot by Police at Oakwood Ave and Central Ave - Orange / East Orange Border - NJCom Report - 6/25/15 Update

 

06/19/15

Gunfire on Halsted Street Injures One (3rd Ward)

1

06/13/15

Shooting on Summit Street, East Orange - 14 Year Old Boy Injured

1

06/13/15

On the theory that no one cares about violent Newark crime, I will continue reporting only violent East Orange crime.

 

06/07/15

One Injured in Shooting at Court and Broome Streets, Newark

1

06/06/15

Man Shot In Irvington on Chapman Street

1

06/06/15

Persons in Two Vehicles Shot At Each Other - Hit House on Smith St., Newark

2

06/06/15

Two Injured in Shooting On Victoria St, Newark

1

06/04/15

Darryl Watson Tries to Hide Gun In Newark Supermarket

1

06/03/15

Armed Robbery on Mt. Prospect Ave, Newark

1

06/03/15

Maplewood Middle School Student Brought a Handgun to School

1

06/01/15

Male Teen Apprehended with Loaded Revolver

1

06/01/15

Shooting on Newark/ East Orange Border 14th St and 6th Ave. - NJcom Report

1

05/31/15

Man stabbed by Girlfriend - becomes Homicide Victim #34 - No gun involved

 

05/30/15

Nyfee Harrel Arrested for 9mm Gun Possession

1

05/30/15

Two Teens Arrested for Burglary and Gun Possession

1

05/29/15

Lorenzo Haskins Arrested on Weapons Charge

1

05/29/15

Five Guns and Six Arrests on South 19th Street, Newark

5

05/29/15

9:00 PM Shooting in Newark's South Ward Injures One

1

05/29/15

1:30 PM Shooting in Newark's North Ward Injures One

1

05/28/15

Four People Arrested in Drug Bust - One 9mm Gun Retrieved

1

05/28/15

Man Shot in the Leg at 7th St. and 12th Ave.

1

05/28/15

Man Shot in Head at 20th St. and 19th Ave. 05/29/15 William Poole Pronounced Dead - Homicide Victim #33

1

05/26/15

Two Separate Arrests - Two Separate Guns

2

05/26/15

Fatal Shooting on Avon Avenue and 18th Street - Homicide Victim #32 NJCom Story

1

05/26/15

West Ward Shooting Leaves One Injured

1

05/26/15

Shooting on North Day Street in Orange

1

05/25/15

Man In Parked Car Had a Gun

1

05/25/15

Attempted Carjacking of a Police Officer - Shots Fired

1

05/23/15

Three Separate Arrests - Three Separate Guns

3

05/23/15

Shots Fired on Bruce Street- One Person Injured

1

05/22/15

Brothers on Munn Ave. (Newark) Arrested in Drug and Gun Bust

1

05/20/15

Trenton Teen Arrested in Newark for Gun and Drugs

1

05/20/15

Newark Police Looking for Teen Who Had Shotgun

1

05/19/15

Wanted Man Arrested on Dickerson & N. 5th St

1

05/19/15

Blunt Force Trauma Kills Wheelchair-bound Man - No Gun Involved - Homicide Victim #31

 

05/15/15

Raid on Clinton Ave. Variety Store Yields Drugs and a Gun

1

05/12/15

One Dead, Two Injured Outside Newark Police Headquarters - Homicide Victim #30

1

05/10/15

Two More Arrests; Two More Newark Guns

2

05/10/15

One Dead, Three Wounded in Newark's South Ward- Homicide Victim #29

1

05/07/15

Drug Raid on Irvine Turner Blvd. Yields Gun

1

05/07/15

Traffic Stop in Newark Leads to Arrest and a Gun

1

05/07/15

Bullet Pierces Window at One Step Ahead Learning Center on N. Clinton Street, East Orange

1

05/07/15

March 10th Strangling Death is determined to be Newark Homicide Victim #28 - No gun involved

 

05/06/15

Jhamarcus Drayton Arrested on Avon Ave. For 9mm Gun Possession

1

05/06/15

Double Shooting on Mountainview Avenue in East Orange - Homicide Victim #10 - Tyjid Campbell, age 17, EOCHS Student, identified as victim.

(3rd Ward)

1

05/06/15

Woman Shot Dead is Newark Homicide Victim #27

1

05/05/15

Tip Leads to Arrest of Man with Handgun

1

05/04/15

Two MORE drug dealers with Guns Arrested

2

05/04/15

Two Newark Men Arrested and a Gun Retrieved

1

05/03/15

Man Shot on Sherman Avenue - Newark Homicide Victim #26

1

05/01/15

Mark Luther Arrested at Bradley Court on North Munn for Gun Possession

1

05/01/15

EO Teacher, Latrena May, Shot on Tremont EO Victim #9 (3rd Ward)

1

05/01 - 05/02/15

Proof That Newark Does NOT learn from History - Another Gun Buy Back was Held - $22,000 paid out (of taxpayer money) for 168 guns.

 

04/30/15

Three More Arrests and Two More Guns

2

04/30/15

Newark Man Arrested on 15th St & 14th Ave for Stolen Handgun Possession

1

04/29/15

Drug Bust Nets Three More Guns

3

04/29/15

Newark Teen Arrested on 18th and Melrose for Handgun Possession

1

04/28/15

Man Shot and Killed at Stephen Crane Housing Project - Dan Ivers claims Victim is #26 - 4/29/15 Follow-up: Victim identified. Now Dan Ivers claims victim is #24 - Another 4/29 Follow-up: The final Victim Number is #25 as we suspected. Counting is tough work.

1

04/24/15

Teen Arrested For Showing Off Gun

1

04/22/15

Tip Yields Arrests, Drugs and a Gun

1

04/22/15

Newark Teen Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Handgun

1

04/22/15

Newark Homicide Victim #24 Shot and Killed on 14th St & 14th Ave. - 04/23/15 Follow Up: Victim Identified

1

04/21/15

Marcellus Mayes of EO Shot and Killed - EO Homicide Victim #8 05/06/15 Follow-up: Murderer Damon Hairston of EO Arrested In PA

1

04/21/15

Man Shot and Killed on Lyons Avenue - Newark Homicide Victim # 23 04/22/15 Follow Up: Victim Identified

1

04/19/15

Two Shot and Killed on 18th Avenue - Newark Homicide Victims #21 and #22 - 04/20/15 Follow Up: Victims Identified

1

04/19/15

Two Newark Adults Admitted to Hospital with Gunshot Wounds

1

04/18/15

Sixteen Year Old Arrested in Newark for Gun Possession

1

04/18/15

Two Newark Teens taken to Hospital with Gunshot Wounds

2

04/18/15

Newark Homicide Victim # 20 Shot on Avon Avenue

1

04/17/15

Newark Man Shoots Himself and Lies to Police - No Gun Found Yet

0

04/17/15

Man Shot and Killed in Irvington #3

1

04/16/15

Couple Arrested on Child Endangerment & Weapons Charges

1

04/16/15

Three Newark Men Arrested for Armed Robbery

1

04/15/15

Three Newark Arrests Yield Drugs and Guns

3

04/15/15

Newark Homicide Victm #19 Shot on 4th St. 04/17/15 Follow-Up: Victim Identified

1

04/14/15

Newark Teen Arrested for Possession of a Handgun

1

04/14/15

RaJahn Ferrell of EO Arrested in Newark.

1

04/14/15

Two More Guns Taken From Criminals

2

04/14/15

Newark Homicide Victim #18 Shot on Ridgewood Ave.

1

04/12/15

Newark Police Officer Shoots Armed Man - Follow Up

1

04/11/15

South 19th Street Shooting Results in Newark Homicide Victim #17 EO # 7

1

04/09/15

Nutley Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint

1

04/08/15

Unreported Shooting from 04/07/14 finally results in Newark Homicide Victim #16 this year.

1

04/07/15

Man Caught Dumping a Defaced Gun

1

04/05/15

Morning Robbery at Newark Exxon Station

1

04/04/15

Shooting Reported at Dayton & Evergreen Ave, Newark

1

04/04/15

Man Arrested with Loaded Semi-Automatic Gun + One more Recovered

2

04/03/15

Father Shoots Son Over Cell Phone Argument

1

04/02/15

Irvington Man Throws Gun out of Car Window in Newark Chase

1

03/30/15

Armed Carjacking on Mulberry St. in Newark

1

03/29/15

Fatal Shooting on Halsted Street in Newark (Note: The north end of Halsted St is in East Orange) Tarad Tolliver of Newark, Homicide Victim #15

1

03/25/15

Karl Revis of EO Shot in Head in a Car in Jersey City - 06/23/15 Follow-Up: Ian Baily of JC Charged with Murder Homicide Victim #11- late reporting
(Delay)

 

03/24/15

Twelve Arrested in Drug Gang Bust - Two from East Orange - 3 Guns Seized

3

03/24/15

Two Newark Men Arrested for Gun Found in Car

1

03/21/15

Asleep Behind the Wheel with a Loaded Gun

1

03/18/15

Newark Homicide Victim #14 Shot in South Ward - James Elan identified as victim of the apparent gang dispute.

1

03/17/15

Newark Man Arrested for Gun Possession

1

03/17/15

Newark Homicide Victim #13 Shot in South Ward - Couple Targeted While Sitting in a Car

1

03/13/15

Two Newark Men Arrested - Six Guns Recovered

6

03/12/15

Former Newark Cop Arrested For Impersonating a Police Officer

2

03/11/15

Newark Homicide Victim #12 Shot on 10th Street - Victim identified as a shooting suspect from EO in an earlier shooting. EO Victim #6

1

03/11/15

Teen with Drugs and Two Guns Pulled from Cab and Arrested

2

03/10/15

Shooting on Main and Harrison in East Orange

1

03/07/15

Two Men Carjack a BMW in West Orange

1

03/05/15

Phone Store Armed Robbery on Bloomfield Ave. in Newark

1

03/05/15

Newark Father Leaves Young Children Alone - Hand Gun Confiscated

1

03/05/15

Shots Fired, Police Respond Immediately and Arrest Two Men

1

03/04/15

Three Arrested in Orange for Drugs and a Gun

1

03/02/15

Nakia Jacobs of EO and Two Others Arrested in Newark

1

02/27/15

Markell Buchanan of EO and Three Others Arrested in Newark

2

02/27/15

Retired Belleville Policeman Shoots Brother

1

02/26/15

Stolen EO Police Gun Recovered - Plus 2 More Hand Guns and Drugs During Arrests on Tremont Avenue, Newark

3

02/25/15

Newark Woman Arrested for Drugs and Weapons Possession

3

02/22/15

Two Newark Men Shot in EO Armed Robbery

3

02/19/15

Raid on a West Ward House Yields Drugs and Guns

2

02/19/15

Shots Fired Through Store Front on Central Ave.

1

02/19/15

One Dead, Another Wounded in North Ward - Victim #11 - Victim Identified as Ramel McGrady from EO #5

1

02/18/15

Newark Pot Smoker Carries Loaded Gun

1

02/17/15

Two Brothers Arrested For Drugs and a Gun

1

02/15/15

Newark Vehicle Stop Yields Handgun

1

02/15/15

Edison Man Gunned Down in Irvington #2

1

02/14/15

Newark Vehicle Stop Yields Handgun

1

02/13/15

Newark Man Arrested For Possession of Stolen Gun

1

02/12/15

Irvington Man Shot to Death in Newark - Victim #10

1

02/11/15

Newark Raid Yields 5 Guns

5

02/09/15

Man Killed Near EO Border in Newark #9 - Woman wounded - Kwame Yeboah of EO #4 Follow-up: 4/15/15 Mikey Miguel Williams of EO Arrested in Poughkeepsie

1

02/08/15

Sharod Coleman of EO Shot in Newark #3 and Newark Homicide Victim #8 - 8/13/15 Suspect Juan Porter of Newark Wanted 11/16/15 Update: Juan Porter Arrested in Maine

1

02/07/15

Shooting on Grand Avenue - Just Steps Over EO Border in Newark

1

02/06/15

Newark Police Arrest Man with Shotgun

1

02/05/15

Shooting on Hunterdon Avenue in Newark

1

02/04/15

Laquane B. Thomas Arrested for Drugs and Gun

1

02/04/15

Terrell Jones Threatens to Shoot Girl Friend

1

02/03/15

Shooting Suspect Arrested at Court Appearance

1

02/03/15

East Orange GSP Toll Booth Robbed at Gunpoint

1

02/02/15

Newark Drug Bust Yields Drugs, Money and a Gun.

1

02/01/15

"Wrong-Way" Taylor Arrested for Gun and Drugs Possession

1

01/30/15

Car Stolen in East Orange by Teens With Guns (Saturn Station Wagon)

2

01/28/15

Shooting on Osborne Terrace claims NWK Homicide Victim # 5

1

01/28/15

Newark Man Threatens Friend with Gun

1

01/27/15

Jacques E. Josephceus, of Orange, Shot and Killed on Alden St.

1

01/24/15

Darren Hunt Arrested on Sanford Ave. for Gun Possession

1

01/24/15

Alikhan Garland of NWK Shot in Irvington - 01/27/15 Update: Victim dies - First Homicide in Irvington for 2015. #1

1

01/23/15

Sixteen-Year-Old Arrested For Gun Possession

1

01/23/15

Shahid Green of NWK Arrested for Possession of 3 Hand Guns

3

01/22/15

Sixteen-year-old Kyzeir Baker Shot on Spruce Street. Update: 1/28/15 Victim #7 Dies in Hospital.

1

01/22/15

Isiah Merrill of EO Arrested in NWK on a Gun Charge

1

01/22/15

Umar Yasin of EO and NWK Friend Arrested For Aggravated Stupidity in the First Degree

1

01/21/15

Michael Dizzley Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Gun

1

01/21/15

Jose Valle Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Gun

1

01/21/15

Kenneth Jackson Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Gun

1

01/19/15

Jaahan Y. Mitchell Arrested near Broad & Chestnut with Gun

1

01/19/15

Hakeem Kamaludin arrested on Hanford Street with Gun

1

01/18/14

Tip Leads to Bloomfield Drug Bust and One Gun

1

01/18/15

Armed Robbery in Newark by Thieves Posing as Police

1

01/18/15

Man Killed on Emmert Street - Newark Homicide Victim #4 - Update: 01/20/15: Shooter Arrested.

1

01/17/15

Traffic Stop near Frelinghuysen - Lamar Smith with Gun Arrested

1

01/16/15

Traffic Stop on 20th St - Robert Riveria with Gun Arrested.

1

01/15/15

Central Ave Robbery Attempt; Store Owner Fires back at Two Armed Thieves

1

01/15/15

Drug Bust in Newark; Three Arrested, Two Guns Confiscated

2

01/15/15

Murder/Suicide in Nutley Update: 1/16/15 Pair Identified

1

01/13/15

Newark Man with Loaded Gun Arrested

1

01/13/15

Store Owner Shoots and Kills One of Two Would-be Robbers Update: 01/14/15 Owner Will Not be Charged Newark Bad Guy Body Count: 1

1

01/11/15

Newark Man Shot and Robbed

1

01/08/15

Newark Homicide Victim # 3 Shot in Springfield Ave Restaurant

1

01/08/15

Street Shooting on West Kinney St in Newark - Two injured from Two guns.

2

01/06/15

Two Guns Confiscated from Drug Raid in Newark

2

01/05/15

Shooting Near Garside St and 4th Avenue - Update: 01/08/15 Shooter Arrested

1

01/05/15

Fatal Shooting on N. Maple Avenue #1 Tyeshia Obie Killed While Sitting in Car
01/07/15 Newark Man Arrested and Charged Update: 01/22/15 Man Accused of Shooting Tyeshia Obie Pleads Not Guilty 01/06/17 UPDATE: Murderer Gets 6 Years ONLY!

1

01/03/15

Man Wanted for Two Armed Robberies in Newark - Update: 01/09/15 - Robber Arrested

1

01/01/15

Three Handguns and a Machine Gun Confiscated in Newark Raids

4

01/01/15

Newark Homicide Victim #2 Found Dead in Car

1

01/01/15

Newark Homicide Victim #1 Shot on Court Street

1

01/01/15 - 12/31/15

New Score Total for 2015

Total guns used in crimes (not necessarily recovered by police)

235

* A toy gun or BB gun "counts" because the robbery was successful; the victim thought it was real and if someone had shot the perpetrators, it would have been a legitimate "self defense" case. The criminals should be charged with armed robbery as if the gun were real.
** A perpetrator who refuses to show his hand(s) during an arrest and who is subsequently killed by police during the arrest could have had a gun concealed, and so this also "counts." There is no cure for "stupid."

East Orange Homicide Casualty List for 2015

* Tyeshia Obie, age 21, shot and murdered while sitting in car on North Maple Avenue, EO, 01/05/15 - #1

Khendrai Williams, age 29, killed in Hit & Run in Newark, 01/18/15 - #2 07/31/15 Update: Driver of Vehicle Indicted

Sharod Coleman, age 23, shot to death in Newark, 02/08/15 - #3 - 11/16/15 Update: Juan Porter Arrested in Maine

Kwame Yeboah, age 30, Shot on North 9th St. in Newark, 02/09/15 - #4

Ramel McGrady, age 23, Shot in Newark's North Ward, 02/19/15 - #5

Jemmaine Bynes, age 31, Shot in Newark's South Ward, 03/11/15 - #6

Karl Revis, age 40, Shot in Head in a Car in Jersey City, 03/25/15 - #11 (late reporting)

Isa Gray, age 39, Shot and Killed on South 19th St., Newark 4/11/15 - #7

* Marcellus Mayes, age 29, Shot and Killed at Hedden Place & North 15th 04/21/15 - #8

* Latrena May, Age 27, Shot and killed on Tremont Avenue 05/01/15 - #9

* Tyjid Campbell, age 17, EOCHS Student, Shot While Sitting in a Car on Mountain View Ave 05/06/15 - #10

Jamar Hurd, age 32, shot a few feet over the EO border on Berwyn St. in Orange, 06/29/15 - #12

Brent Williams, age 20, shot in Newark's South Ward 07/12/15 - EO #13 - Newark #49

* Ryan Edwell, age 38, shot on Princeton Street - dies in hospital 10 days later #16 - delayed - 07/16/15

* Sharod T. Jefferson, age 18, Shot on Dodd Street in EO 07/25/15 #14

* Khalil Booker Stabbed to Death on North 19th Street During Domestic Dispute 07/29/15 #15

Walter Page of EO Shot and Killed on Rowley St. in Newark 09/07/15 #17

Mazo Jones of EO Shot to Death in Orange 09/14/15 #18

Patricia A. Blocker, 62, of East Orange, found murdered in the trunk of her car on Hartford Street, Newark, 9/14/15 #19

Hassan Chatmon Fatally Shot on Central Ave. NWK 09/19/15 #20

Antoine Love of EO Found Shot Dead in Car on South12th St. in Newark, 11/18/15 #21

* Jacke K. Bush of EO Shot to Death on Glenwood Ave. and Essex Street in East Orange 12/26/15 - #22

* Victims that were within the borders of EO when they were murdered.

East Orange Murderers List for 2015

Awaiting the results of the February 24th trial of Kasia Rivera for the 2011 murder of Justin Street.- 9/8/15 Kasia Rivera Pleads Guilty
11/09/15 Kasia Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison.

Awaiting the trial of Damon Hairston of EO Arrested In PA on 5/6/15 for the 4/21/15 murder of Marcellus Mayes of EO

07/23/15 Mario Gayles of EO charged with the murder of Icrish Bostic of Irvington on 7/15/15

07/23/15 Lewis Williams, 18, & Isiah Hutchins, 22, of EO, charged with the murder of Ahmad Crudup, 7/5/15 on Clinton Place

07/27/15 Quyri Patrick and Kourtney Chavis Members of EO Bloods Gang Sentenced For Beating a Gang Member to Death
|in Orange, NJ, August of 2011

07/27/15 Laquan Willis of EO Sentenced to 5 years in Prison for Killing a Man at a Funeral Home in Newark

07/28/15 Al-Muqqadin Means Sentenced to 24 Years for Murder of Aquilla Flood in June, 2013

07/29/15 Amina Ragin Charged with Stabbing of Khalil Booker over Domestic Dispute.

08/03/15 Four un-named Teens murdered Ryan Edwell on Princeton Street on 7/16/15

09/09/15 Tarik Ford Pleads Guilty to 2013 shooting of Craig Pinckney

09/15/15 William C. Logan Arrested for Murder of Mother Found in Trunk of Car in Newark (Victim #19)

This is not meant to be humorous, or make fun of gun buyback programs. Recall that Essex County gun buyback programs were held in 2009 , 2013, and 2014, and the results were the same: the politicians claimed the buyback was the biggest ever and was, therefore, pronounced "successful." Yet the shootings continued, because criminals do not participate in gun buyback programs. All that has happened is that honest citizens are being deprived of a constitutional means to defend themselves when the criminals come calling.

There is another aspect of these gun buyback programs that was recently brought to my attention. The amnesty aspect, in which no questions are asked when a gun is turned in and no record is made linking the gun to the name and address of the person who turned it in, effectively makes this a "gun laundering" program. Weapons turned in that may have been used in committing crimes cannot be traced back to the crime, victim or perpetrator. We have laws against "money laundering" but apparently "gun laundering" of this sort is actually encouraged by the police of our area, since they all participate in it.

From 2009: The Truth of NJ Gun Buybacks

Albert Einstein's definition of Insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

East Orange Crime Rate Statistics (2010)

East Orange Crime Rate by Year (1999 - 2011)

The Leading Killer of Blacks in America

Number of Children Murdered in the US each Year

Let's hear from a real expert on gun control, a student
who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre of 1999.

Here's another expert, who saw gun control in Austria in 1938

The actual gun laws of 1938

Gun Control Statistics from 2011

Stop the Madness. Let's seek a REAL solution.

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