In town for a high school reunion, DeFarra Gaymon, president/CEO of the Credit Union of Atlanta, was shot and killed by an undercover sheriff’s detective July 16 in a Newark, N.J., park.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the shooting that took the life of Gaymon, widely known as Dean, who at 48 was married and the father of four children. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino held a press conference July 20 providing details of what led to the shooting according to the 29-year-old detective, whose name is not being released because of his undercover work.

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