Prosecutor: Jersey City man arrested in North Carolina in connection to November homicide

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A Jersey City man was arrested in North Carolina in connection to a November homicide and has been charged with murder for the fatal shooting, authorities said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

This morning at about 11:50 a.m., Anthony King, 34, of Jersey City was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina in connection with the fatal shooting of Ishamell McCany on November 13th, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

King was arrested at approximately 11:50 a.m. by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of North Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force after members of their New York/New Jersey task force learned of King’s location, Suarez said in a statement.

He has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He remains in North Carolina awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

On Saturday, November 13th, shortly after 4:00 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City after hearing gunshots.

The responding police officers found a victim with a gunshot wound to the torso.

The victim, later identified as Ishamell McCany, 41, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:20 a.m.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

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

All information will be kept confidential.

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