Prosecutor: Jersey City man arrested for fatal shooting of 33-year-old Laquan Clark

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A Jersey City man has been arrested for the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Laquan Clark, whose homicide marked the third fatality in Greenville this month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

Michael Weathersbee. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday shortly after 10:30 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s
Office Homicide Unit arrested Michael Weathersbee, 25, of Jersey City, for the murder of
Laquan Clark, Suarez said in a statement.

Clark was shot multiple times while sitting in a car in front of 14 New Street early Sunday morning. Authorities identified the victim as Clark the following day.

Weathersbee was arrested at the prosecutor’s office in Jersey City without incident before being processed and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, officials said.

He was charged with murder, possession of a weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon, police said.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey
City Police Department for the arrest.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined Clark’s cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the torso and head and the manner of death to be homicide.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:
http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.