Prosecutor: 36-year-old Jersey City woman fatally shot at MLK Drive and Bidwell Avenue


A Jersey City woman was fatally shot at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Bidwell Avenue last night, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a female in the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Bidwell Avenue in Jersey City. More information to follow,” the law enforcement agency tweeted last night.

At 9:38 a.m. this morning, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.

On Friday, December 4, 2020, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 217-219 Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City, Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, responding Police Officers found an unresponsive female with an apparent gunshot wound to her torso.

The victim, later identified as Aieshia McFadden, 36, of Jersey City, was transported by
Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center.

She was pronounced dead at approximately 9:10 p.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. 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

All information will be kept confidential.

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