ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force has charged a Newark woman with the shooting death of an East Orange woman that occurred in Elizabeth on Sept. 22, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
Tiffany Moore, 21, a confirmed member of the Bloods street gang PIRU sect, has been charged with the murder of Felicia Hester, 19, of East Orange, Romankow said.
Hester was shot behind the Coco Bongo bar in Elizabeth around 2 a.m. on Sept. 22. She was taken to University Hospital in Newark in grave condition and succumbed to her injury at 5:10 p.m. on Saturday, Romanow said.
During their investigation, the Homicide Task Force identified Moore as the suspect in the shooting and complaints were signed by Union County Superior Court Judge Joseph Donohue charging Moore with murder and weapon offenses, officials said. Her bail was set at $750,000.
Moore was served with the complaints at the Essex County Jail where she is being held on unrelated charges.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, Moore is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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