Prosecutor: 3 charged with murder in connection to fatal July shooting in Jersey City

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Three men have been charged with murder in connection to a fatal July shooting in Jersey City that took the life of a 21-year-old, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Tyshawn Kitchens (left), Rashad Terry and Corey Walker. Photos courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Monday, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested and charged three men in connection with the murder of Markell Albright that occurred
in late July on Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City, Suarez said in a statement.

Tyshawn Kitchens, 19, of Irvington, Corey Walker, 22, of Westwood and Rashad Terry, 30, of Jersey City, were all charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Additionally, Kitchens was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, officials said.

Kitchens was arrested at the HCPO’s Office in Jersey City around 11: 15 a.m., Walker was apprehended on New Heckman Drive at approximately 2:45 p.m. and finally Terry was identified at the Hudson County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges at about 6:15 p.m., police said.

The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of all three defendants. A
hearing is currently scheduled for Friday, September 13th.

On July 23rd, at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department
responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City with one male being injured.

Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive man with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground in the area of 125 and 127 Wilkinson Ave. The man, later identified as Albright, 21, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center.

Albright was pronounced dead at approximately 8:50 p.m. and the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the upper torso and the Manner of death to be homicide.

At the time, Albright’s homicide was the second one in Jersey City in a four-day time frame.

Suarez credited the Homicide Unit with the investigation and the Jersey City Police
Department for assisting with the investigation, as well as recognizing the HCPO’s Gang Task Force for the arrest of Walker.