Jersey City man wanted for murder of 17-year-old girl arrested in Pennsylvania


Jahquell Carter, a Jersey City man wanted for the murder of a 17-year-old girl who was fatally shot on July 6th, was arrested in Pennsylvania early this morning.

Jahquell Carter. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Carter was arrested at 7 a.m. today in Plymouth Borough, Pennsylvania by the HCPO Homicide Task Force, the Plymouth Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Parole, and the NY/NJ Regional Marshals Fugitive Task Force – the HCPO announced in a tweet.

He is pending extradition proceedings to be brought back to New Jersey, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

When police arrived at the home where Carter was hiding, the suspect fled to the attic and
attempted to hide in a crawl space but was apprehended by law enforcement without incident.

Along with Heavenly Cherry and Izmae Tinker-Trent, both 19, Carter was charged in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tyeah Garner on Saturday.

While Cherry and Tinker-Trent were in custody, Carter remained at large.

On Monday, July 6th, just after 10:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to shots fired in the area of Rutgers Avenue and New Street, she said in a statement.

Responding officers found the victim, a 17-year-old Jersey City teen, later identified as Tyeah Garner, with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 4:36 a.m. this morning.

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