January 19, 2013 (Kearny, NJ) The Kearny Police are seeking the public's cooperation in obtaining information on the shooting death of sixteen year old Kearny resident Alisha Colon.

Colon was shot in the head in the second floor bedroom in her Belgrove Drive home. Police arrested earlier in the day Edwin Mendez, Jr, from Belleville, for unlawful possession of a weapon, a machete, and terroristic threats after he was involved in a street fight across the street from Colon's apartment. Colon was not involved in the fight but other family members were.

Kearny police are asking that anyone with information to please call the Kearny Police Detective Unit at (201) 998-1313 or the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Squad at (201) 915-1345. All information will be kept confidential.