$10K reward offered for information about slain teacher

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EAST ORANGE -

Essex County Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the killing of a beloved East Orange high school teacher.

Kofi Owen, 45, was shot and killed while sitting inside his car around 1 a.m. Aug. 3. Police say that he was parked in front of 90 South 16th St. in East Orange when he was killed. A 25-year-old man who was also inside the car at the time was shot as well, but survived.

Owens was a well-liked educator who taught in the East Orange School District since 2006. He was most recently the technology coordinator at the STEM Academy in the city.

Anyone who may have any information about the shooting 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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