2nd person charged in fatal shooting of 21-year-old Jersey City man, authorities say


A second person has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Jersey City man, six days after a 16-year-old was arrested for the murder, authorities said.

Naseem Rourk. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Naseem Rourk, 20, of Jersey City, was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, possession of weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon (firearm), Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

On June 10th, a 16-year-old male was also charged after being arrested by members of the
Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Intelligence/Violent Crimes Unit inside of a store at 245 Old Bergen Road.

On Tuesday, April 13th, just after 11:00 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 162 Wilkinson Ave.

Responding officers found a 21-year-old victim – later identified as Rodney Wallace – who
had sustained gunshot wound(s) to the upper body and was transported to the Jersey City
Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:44 p.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds and the manner of death to be homicide.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey
City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

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