A teenager from Clifton and another from Paterson have been arrested in the “coordinated attack” that led to the killing of a Newark man on Totowa Avenue.
Ismael Leon, 19, of Paterson, and a 17-year-old, of Clifton, were arrested on Friday. Both were charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a handgun.
Both teens were part of a conspiracy that involved two other teens – 19-year-old Chelsee Ramirez and a 17-year-old boy, both of Paterson — who were previously arrested.
Authorities said the four worked together to plan and murder 21-year-old Jose Figueroa of Newark on May 1 at around 7 p.m. on Totowa and Redwood Avenues.
Leon (pictured) is being held at the Passaic County Jail and the 17-year-old is being held at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center.