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Teen Arrested in Killing of New Jersey Livery Cab Driver: Essex County Prosecutor

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. 

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