Corrections Officer Andre "Isiah" Motley

Corrections Officer Andre "Isiah" Motley

Essex County Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, March 11, 1995

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Andre "Isiah" Motley

Corrections Officer Andre Motley was shot once in the back of the head and killed when he intervened in a gang dispute. He got caught in a crossfire when members of the two gangs opened fire on each other on Wainwright Street in Newark.

A 22-year-old suspect was later charged and convicted of manslaughter. He was out on bail and failed to show up for his sentencing hearing. On October 30th, 1997, he was apprehended by FBI agents in Newark.

Officer Motley was survived by his daughter, fiancée, parents, and siblings. He was killed one day after his daughter was born. He was assigned to the Essex County Jail Annex.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 778

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

gang member, off duty

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