Prosecutor: Jersey City man charged with fatal shooting, woman charged with hindering

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A Jersey City man has been charged with the fatal summer shooting of 35-year-old victim Jason Dunbar, with a city woman also charged with giving police false information, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Yasmin Tejada and Darius Bolden. Photos courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Tuesday, October 1st, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide
Unit arrested a Jersey City man in connection with the murder of Jason Dunbar on August 27th, Suarez said in a statement.

The detectives also charged a Jersey City woman with hindering the investigation.

At approximately 2:35 a.m., members of the homicide unit arrested Darius Bolden, 33, of
Jersey City, at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny where he is currently
incarcerated on narcotics charges, officials said.

He has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon (firearm), authorities said.

The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th.

Additionally, on October 1st, Yasmin Tejada, 30, of Jersey City, was charged for giving false information to law enforcement officers during the homicide investigation and one count of hindering, police said.

On Tuesday, August 27th, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department
received a report of shots fired in the area of 169 Fulton Ave.

Upon arrival, responding Jersey City police officers found an unresponsive male outside of that location with apparent multiple gunshot wounds.

The male, later identified as Dunbar, was treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. Dunbar was pronounced dead at approximately 12:30 a.m. on August 28th.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has found the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and manner of death to be homicide.

Suarez credited the homicide unit with the investigation leading to the arrests and
the Jersey City Police Department for assisting with the investigation.

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

Anyone with 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.