Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is actively investigating the fatal shooting of Katrina Owens, a 37-year-old corrections officer from the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick.
Owens was attending a barbeque with a male friend in the Newark/East Orange area when a dispute occurred. She was shot and killed. She is married and the mother of three children. She became a corrections officer in 2003. At the time of her death she was employed at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton.
The investigation is active and ongoing. No other details are available at this time. When more information becomes available, it will be released.