two more charged in ‘coordinated attack’ that killed 21-year-old

two more charged in ‘coordinated attack’ that killed 21-year-old, prosecutor says. A man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Friday for their alleged roles in a “coordinated attack” that killed a Newark man in Paterson more than three months ago, authorities said.

Ismael Leon, 19, of Paterson, and the Clifton teen face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses for the fatal shooting of Jose Figueroa, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

Police were called to a shooting around 7 p.m. near Totowa and Redwood avenues in Paterson, where officers found Figueroa wounded, the prosecutor said. The 21-year-old later died at a local hospital.

“The subsequent investigation revealed that the shooting was a coordinated attack involving multiple shooters in multiple locations, and that Leon and the juvenile were involved in the planning and execution of the shooting,” the prosecutor said in a statement.

Two others – Chelsee Ramirez, 19, of Paterson along with a 17-year-old boy from Paterson – were arrested in June as part of the case, the prosecutor said. Authorities did not comment on a possible motive for the shooting.

Leon was being held at the Passaic County jail while the teen was taken to the Essex County juvenile detention center, according to Valdes, who said her office filed motions to have the duo detained ahead of trial.

Authorities did not release the name of the juvenile because of his age.

After EF-3 tornado, FEMA sets up disaster recovery center in New Jersy county

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has established a disaster recovery center in Mullica Hill to assist residents affected by the Sept. 1 tornado that caused widespread damage across Gloucester County.

The center will serve residents around the county who were in the path of the EF-3 twister, which touched down in South Harrison Township and carved a more than 12-mile path through Harrison, Mantua and Deptford townships and the boroughs of Wenonah and Woodbury Heights.

Hundreds of homes were damaged and 50 to 60 were rendered uninhabitable by the tornado, officials estimated.

Those visiting the center can:

Learn about disaster assistance programs
Apply for disaster assistance
Check the status of their FEMA applications
Receive help understanding FEMA notices or letters
Find housing and rental assistance information
Receive referrals to agencies that offer other assistance
Meet with a Small Business Administration Agent

The center, located at the Mullica Hill Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

The county is offering various services to help residents through this crisis and has established a hotline at 856-307-4805.

It has also established an online portal where residents can sign up to receive clothing, household goods and personal care items that were donated in the wake of the disaster.

A 29-year-old man was charged Friday in the fatal stabbing of another man whose body was found this week behind a Burlington County convenience store, authorities said.

Jimir Wynn, a Mount Holly resident, was charged with murder and weapons offenses for the slaying of 31-year-old Sean Reynolds, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.

Reynolds was killed Monday night and his body was discovered the next day behind a market near Rancocas Road and King Street in Mount Holly, authorities said. Reynolds, 31, of Brick, died from multiple stab wounds, authorities said an autopsy found.

“The investigation further revealed that Reynolds was with Wynn near Wynn’s home earlier [Monday] evening,” the prosecutor said in a joint statement with Mount Holly Police Chief Richard Spitler.

A possible motive for the attack remained under investigation, the prosecutor said.

Wynn was being held at the Burlington County Jail ahead of a first court appearance set for Saturday, according to Coffina. Attorney information was not immediately available.

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