Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating fatal shooting of Angela M. Bledsoe, 44, of Montclair.
Yesterday, at approximately 11:48 p.m. Montclair Police received a call to make a wellness check at the home. When they arrived, they discovered the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at her home in the 300 block of North Mountain Avenue in Montclair at 1:17 am today.
Authorities are charging James R. Ray, III, 55, with murder and weapons offenses. Ray and Bledsoe lived together and had a child in common. The child is in the care of family members.
Ray remains at-large. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked 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