Boyfriend arrested for murder of teen in East Orange

June 10, 2013 2:11:36 PM PDT
Police in East Orange announced that they've arrested the 18-year-old boyfriend of a 17-year-old girl found shot dead in her bed.

18-year-old Almuqqadin Means of East Orange was arrested for the murder of Aquilla Flood Monday afternoon in Newark by the Essex County Prosecutors Office and an FBI Fugitive Task Force.

The Campus High School senior spent last Tuesday evening shopping for shoes with her grandmother and mother and then she went to bed.

She was found in a pool of blood in her own bed, investigators say the teen was found lifeless around 7:30 last Wednesday morning.

Means is also charged with possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Means is being held on $750,000 bail. His first court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

Anyone with information about Means is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432.