Prosecutor: Jersey City man charged with murder for fatal Clinton Ave shooting

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit, in connection with the Jersey City Police Department, arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting on Clinton Avenue last week, Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. Prosecutor's Office

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Justin Garcia, age 25, of Jersey City, was arrested yesterday in connection with a July 21 fatal shooting on Clinton Avenue in Jersey City, Suarez said in a statement.

Garcia has been charged with murder, unlawful Possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and certain persons not to possess a firearm, officials said. His Bail has been set at $750,000, cash only.

On July 21 at approximately 2:45 a.m., Jersey City police were dispatched to Clinton Avenue in Jersey City on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police found a male victim, Javon Murray, 28, of Jersey City, with a single gunshot wound to his upper body, authorities said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2:50 a.m., police said.

Officials added that the manner of death in the fatal shooting was later determined by a medical examiner to be homicide and the cause of death was ruled a gunshot wound to the victim’s neck.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this case, so anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.