Montclair Man Fatally Shot in Orange, Essex County Task Force Investigating

Newark, NJ – Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and Orange Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Katon Washington, 28, of Montclair, N.J.

On September 22, at 12:56 a.m., police were notified of a shooting in the area of Aldine Street and Cleveland Street, Orange. They responded and found Washington suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to University Hospital, Newark, and pronounced dead 1:43 a.m.

Washington had attended Montclair High School where he was a regional wrestling champion.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.

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