Police probe murder of Essex County corrections officer

Police are investigating after an Essex County corrections officer was shot and killed early this morning.

Officials say 32-year-old Debora Ferreira was found shot in her car outside the William Street Social Club on Halsey Street near Maiden Lane. She was transported to University Hospital where she later died.

Ferreira, who was a corrections officer since 2007, lived in Irvington with her 1-year-old daughter.

Essex County Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder.

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