E. Orange man slain in Belleville

A  54-year-old East Orange man was fatally shot in his car on a residential street in Belleville last week, authorities reported.
According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Belleville Police Chief Joseph Rotonda, it appears that the victim, identified as Reginal Laloi was killed at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, as he sat in his Volkswagen Jetta on Clearman Place, near the intersection of Hornblower Ave.
The  quiet neighborhood is just three blocks west of the town’s busy Washington Ave.
Laloi was pronounced dead at the scene, but the official cause of death will be determined by an autopsy Murray’s office said.
The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Belleville police were actively investigating, and at press time, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly told The Observer that the investigation was ongoing.

– Karen Zautyk


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