A teen boy has been arrested in connection with the murder of a New Jersey livery cab driver who was shot and killed in Orange Thursday night, officials from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said.
The 16-year-old was arrested Saturday afternoon. He faces a host of charges including felony murder, robbery, and unlawful possession of a weapon, authorities said.
Investigators say a livery cab driver, 55-year-old Jonas Larose of East Orange, had been fatally shot before he crashed into a sidewalk in front of a New Jersey home, flattening a fence, taking down a tree and totaling another car.
Neighbors on Snyder Street in Orange said they heard gunshots at around 11 p.m. Wednesday just before the crash, which left behind a broken fence, a tree snapped and thrown across the driveway, and car parts on the curb.
Police are investigating if Larose was a target.