Prosecutor: Jersey City man charged with murdering Bayonne man earlier this month

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A Jersey City man has been charged with murdering a Bayonne man by shooting him multiple times earlier this month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

Jahmir Thomas. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On September 14th, following a preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, a complaint warrant was issued for the arrest of Jahmir
Thomas, 20, of Jersey City, on a murder charge on other related offense that occurred on September 4th, Suarez said in a statement.

On Saturday, at approximately 12:05 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department Street Crimes Unit arrested Thomas without incident in the area of Eastern Parkway, authorities said.

Thomas has been charged with the murder of Eric Crocker, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon (handgun) for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, officials said.

Thomas was processed and then transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in
Kearny.

He is scheduled to make his first appearance on these charges at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday in the Hudson County Administration Building located at 595 Newark Ave. in Jersey City. A motion for a detention hearing has been filed by the State.

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

On Tuesday, September 4th, at approximately 5:55 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of gunshots in the area of Lembeck and Ocean Avenues. Upon arrival, responding officers found a male victim on Lembeck Avenue with multiple
gunshot wounds to his torso, officials said.

The victim was later identified as Crocker, 23, of Bayonne.

He was pronounced dead at the Jersey City Medical Center at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and the manner of death to be Homicide, police said.

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.