An 18-year-old Jersey City teen turned himself into authorities last night after being charged with murdering a 17-year-old at a church hall party earlier this month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Daequan Jackson, 18, of Jersey City, was issued an arrest warrant for murder, two counts of aggravated assault and multiple weapons-related offenses on Friday, officials said.
Last night, around 9 p.m., Jackson turned himself into to homicide detectives of the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Office, authorities said.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Jackson was then processed and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.
On Tuesday, August 9, at approximately 11:25 p.m., Jersey City police were dispatched to 517 Communipaw Ave., The Holy Ghost Tabernacle Ministries church, on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive male with a gunshot wound to his upper body, authorities said.
The victim was later identified as Leander Williams, 17, of Jersey City. The victim was transported to Jersey City Medical Center â€“ Barnabas health, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 12 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, the prosecutorâ€™s office said.
A second and third victim, a 16-year-old female and a 12-year-old female, were also transported, treated and released from the same hospital for wounds to their upper body, officials said.
Additionally, Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Office Homicide Unit for the arrest, since they led the investigation.