Livery cab driver fatally shot in Newark early New Year's Eve

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
$5K reward offered for information in fatal shooting of livery cab driver
Newark police found the victim with several gunshot wounds on Sunday morning.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A livery cab driver who was just months away from retirement was fatally shot in Newark.

Officials say the shooting happened at around 7 a.m. on December 31.

Newark police responded to the scene on Malvern Street to find 67-year-old Jose F. Gaona outside with multiple gunshot wounds.

Gaona was pronounced dead minutes later. Authorities say the shooting is being investigated as a possible robbery gone wrong.

No arrests have been made but there is now a $5,000 reward being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

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Kemberly Richardson has details.


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