UPDATED: 2nd suspect wanted for fatal shooting of Jersey City man, 23, apprehended in Pennsylvania


The second suspect wanted for a fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Jersey City man has been apprehended in Pennsylvania, authorities said.

Omire Rios-Williams. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Omire Rios-Williams, the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Jersey City man, has been apprehended and arrested without incident in Allentown, PA. More info to follow,” the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted.

At 4:19 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.

Rios-William was apprehended just before 2 p.m. today by members of the HCPO Homicide Task Force, the Allentown Police Department, and the Jersey City Police Department at a residence on the 100 block of W. Green Street in Allentown.

He is pending extradition proceedings to be brought back to New Jersey.

The HCPO charged Rios-Williams as the second suspect in the May 3rd murder of Emmanuel Garcia yesterday, which came after the arrest of  Shianne Payne-Nanton on May 27th.

Rios-Williams, 19, of Jersey City, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

On Monday, May 3rd, just before 11:00 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Princeton Avenue and Brown Place.

Responding officers found a 23-year-old male victim – later identified as Emmanuel Garcia – who had sustained gunshot wound(s) to his body and was transported to the Jersey City
Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds of the torso and left upper extremity and the manner of death to be homicide.

Suarez credited the HCPO Homicide Unit, the Jersey City Police Department and the Allentown Police Department for the investigation and arrest.


Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information. 

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