Suspect arrested in Orange shooting that killed man, toddler

Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the Orange shooting that killed a 1-year-old boy and his 21-year-old uncle last month.



Orange police and Essex County prosecutors say 28-year-old Stevenson Valentin, of Maplewood, has been charged in connection with the murders of 1-year-old Marcus Milien and 21-year-old Morlens Milice.



Investigators had said the gunman had opened fire on several people who were sitting on the porch of a home on Cleveland Street on Nov. 3. Milien's father and a 15-year-old boy were also shot, but survived.



There was no word on a possible motive.



Valentin was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Newark. He is being charged with two counds of murder, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.



Valentin is being held on $1,000,000 bail at the Essex County Correctional Facility.



 


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