Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced yesterday that the Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigation a quadruple shooting.
On November 3rd afternoon shortly after 3 p.m. four people were shot in the 200 block of Cleveland Street in Orange.
Marcus Milien, a 21-month-old baby boy, was shot and killed. He was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.
His 21-year old uncle, Morlens Milice, was also fatally shot. He was pronounced dead at 4:07 p.m. at East Orange General Hospital.
The toddler’s father, whose name is not being released at this time, was shot and remains hospitalized in stable condition.
A fourth victim, a 15-year-old male was shot. He sustained non life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the victims were sitting on the front porch of a two-family home when a gunman walked up to the porch and opened fire on the group. The victims attempted to run inside the house. At that point, the shooter fled.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly confirmed that at some point after the shooting an Audi was found in the area. The vehicle had been torched. Investigators are trying to determine what role, if any, the vehicle played in the homicide.
At this time no suspects have been identified and arrests have made. The investigation remains active and ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.
Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crimestoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.