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$10K Reward Offered for Info in Fatal Shooting of East Orange Teacher Kofi Owens

From the Essex County Sheriff:

Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura Crime Stoppers Program is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of East Orange High School teacher Kofi Owens, 45, of Newark.

On Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at approximately 1:00 am Owens was shot inside his vehicle which was parked in front of 90 South 16th Street in East Orange. A teacher at the STEM Academy, Owens was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:18 am.

Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, are asking anyone with information to call the ECPO tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

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