UPDATED: Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office investigating fatal shooting in Downtown Jersey City


Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Downtown Jersey City from early this morning that claimed the life of a 37-year-old man.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the JCPD are investigating a fatal shooting in the area of Merseles Street in Jersey City that occurred earlier this morning. One man has died. More information to follow,” the HCPO tweeted this morning.

At 11:35 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more details regarding the fatality.

At approximately 1:50 a.m. this morning, the Jersey City Police Department received a
report of shots fired in the area of the City Crossings Apartments parking lot located at Merseles Court and Bright Street.

Upon arrival, responding police officers found an apparent lifeless male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

The victim, later identified as Stebbin Drew, 37, of East Orange, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at approximately 2:15 a.m.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

This is the 10th homicide in Jersey City this year and the 13th in Hudson County.


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

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