In wake of the murder of 23-year-old officer Melvin Santiago, the Jersey City Police Department has acknowledged that the Bloods in Jersey City have requested help from affiliate gang members in Camden and Newark to assist in killing another police officer, according to a police memo obtained by Hudson County View.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Information from a reliable source within the BLOODS stated that the BLOODS within Jersey City have requested assistance from the BLOODS GANG MEMBERS from Camden and Newark to shoot another POLICE OFFICER in Jersey City,” an excerpt of the memo says verbatim.
“The Cops targeted are those who are working the DOT skyway Detail single man unit. In addition to shooting a Police Officer, members of the BLOODS will attack and shoot Jersey City EMTs because they know the Police Officers will respond immediately to their back-up.”
The memo concludes by stating that according to a reliable source, “the BLOODS will not stop until the National Guards are called in.”
A source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to speak on the matter, confirmed that the memo sent to Hudson County View was authentic.
As ABC’s Eyewitness News reported last night, the memo also states that the Bloods in Jersey City are stashing AK-47s in abandoned houses and apartments.
Santiago was killed at the Walgreens at the intersection of Communipaw Ave. and John F. Kennedy Blvd. early Sunday morning when he responded to an armed robbery.
His funeral service is set for Friday morning at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, which will commence after the JCPD marches in Santiago’s honor.
Public Safety Director James Shea could not be immediately reached at his office on Tuesday and did not immediately return a call to his cell phone.