The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating an early morning fatal shooting at an intersection that has seen at least two other homicides this year.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and JCPD are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday morning shortly after 4 am in the area of Grant Avenue and MLK Drive in Jersey City in which one man was killed. More information to follow,” the HCPO tweeted at 5:37 a.m. this morning.
At 1:13 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez provided more information.
This morning, shortly after 4:00 a.m., a patrol unit of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City after hearing gunshots, Suarez said in a statement.
The responding police officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the torso.
The victim, later identified as Ishamell McCany, 41, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center and was pronounced dead at approximately 4:20 a.m.
The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on their official website at:
All information will be kept confidential.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.