Prosecutor: 4th man charged in connection to July murder in Jersey City

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A fourth man has been charged in connection to a July murder in Jersey City where a man was shot to death, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Sidney McCord. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Earlier today, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested a Jersey City man in connection with the murder of Markell Albright that occurred on
July 23rd on Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City.

This is the fourth arrest by the Homicide Unit connected to this murder.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., Sidney McCord, 26, was arrested without incident at the
Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City after he surrendered himself to members of the Homicide Unit.

McCord has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Following his arrest, McCord was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.

On July 23, 2019, 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 with one male being injured.

Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive male with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground in the area of 125 and 127 Wilkinson Aves.

The male, 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.

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.

On September 9, 2019, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit
arrested and similarly charged Tyshawn Kitchens, Corey Walker and Rashad Terry in connection with the murder of Albright.

Kitchens was also charged with violating several firearm statutes.

Suarez credited the Homicide Unit with the investigation and the Jersey City Police
Department for assisting with the investigation.