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Wallington Pizza Deliveryman Shot Dead, Car Crashes Outside Passaic ShopRite

The delivery address is a quick ride from Jumbo's (at right on the map). Photo Credit: Googlemaps
Passaic ShopRite on Paulison Avenue. Photo Credit: Googlemaps

A 27-year-old Wallington pizza delivery man was shot and killed in his car, which struck a tree outside the Passaic ShopRite before dawn Sunday, authorities said.

Dervy Almonte-Moore of Elmwood Park was pronounced dead at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson at 2:48 a.m., they said.

A little over a half-hour earlier, police found the black 1998 Toyota Camry with his body inside after it struck some shopping carts and a tree outside the Paulison Avenue supermarket in Passaic.

Almonte-Moore "may have been shot while making a delivery" up the street in Clifton, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Mark Centurione said. They weren't certain, however.

Sources told Daily Voice the victim worked for Jumbo's Pizza & Subs on Main Avenue in Wallington -- barely a 10-minute drive from the delivery address at 582 Paulison Avenue in Clifton. Valdes and Centurione confirmed that Sunday night.

The crash scene was barely two blocks from St. Mary's Hospital -- which some readers speculated might be where Almonte-Moore was headed.

Valdes asked that anyone with additional information about this incident contact her office's tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Clifton Police Detective Bureau at (973) 470-5908 .

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