Reward Offer in Orange Murder Case

Orange – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for details surrounding a homicide that occurred in Orange this past Saturday.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects wanted in the shooting death of Pharon Gordon, age 17, a township resident.

Authorities say two suspects exited a black SUV in the area of 185 Taylor Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. on March 9th and approached the victim on foot. The suspects then fired several shots which struck Gordon who died of his wounds. After the shooters, both suspects returned to the SUV and fled the scene.

One of the suspects is described as a light skinned black male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The second suspect is described as a black male wearing black clothes. Both suspects were wearing face masks.

Persons with information about the murder are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide and Major Crimes Task Force at 973-621-4586 or the Sheriff’s Crimestoppers Tip Line at 973-877-TIPS.

All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.