The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit, in connection with the Jersey City Police Department, arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting on Clinton Avenue last week, Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Justin Garcia, age 25, of Jersey City, was arrested yesterday in connection with a July 21 fatal shooting on Clinton Avenue in Jersey City, Suarez said in a statement.
Garcia has been charged with murder, unlawful Possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and certain persons not to possess a firearm, officials said. His Bail has been set at $750,000, cash only.
On July 21 at approximately 2:45 a.m., Jersey City police were dispatched to Clinton Avenue in Jersey City on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police found a male victim, Javon Murray, 28, of Jersey City, with a single gunshot wound to his upper body, authorities said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2:50 a.m., police said.
Officials added that the manner of death in the fatal shooting was later determined by a medical examiner to be homicide and the cause of death was ruled a gunshot wound to the victimâ€™s neck.
The Prosecutorâ€™s Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this case, so anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Office at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.