Prosecutor’s office seeking 20-year-old Jersey City man wanted for murder

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for a 20-year-old Jersey City man in connection to the May 26 murder of Tyrell Franklin and the attempted murder of Tavon Rush.

Quashawn Jackson. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.
Quashawn Jackson. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Quashawn Jackson, 20, of Jersey City, was issued an arrest warrant on August 9, charging him with murder, attempted murder and several weapons related offenses, Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced today in a media release.

On May 26, 2016, at about 11 p.m., Jersey City police were dispatched to the area of Stegman Street and Bergen Avenue in Jersey City on a report of a shooting, officials said.

Upon arrival, police found a victim, Tyrell Franklin, 28, of Jersey City, in Audubon Park with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper part of his body. Franklin was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Police also discovered a second victim of the shooting, Tavon Rush, 33, of Jersey City, who was found nearby on Stegman Street with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, police said.

Rush was transported to Jersey City Medical Center – Barnabas Health where he was treated for his wounds, authorities said.

Anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Jackson is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential, Suarez noted, adding that Jackson should not be approached since he should be considered armed and dangerous.