Prosecutor: Man wanted for fatal shooting at BJ’s in Jersey City arrested in Florida


A man wanted for a fatal shooting at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Marin Boulevard in Jersey City last month was arrested in Florida yesterday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Ariel Dumit. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ariel Dumit, 35, of New Port Richey, Florida, was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Central District of Florida with the assistance of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Suarez said in statement.

He is pending extradition proceedings to be brought back to New Jersey.

Dumit has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

On Sunday, February 28th, at approximately 8:18 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police
Department responded to the BJ’s parking lot near the intersection of Marin Boulevard and Second Street in Jersey City on reports of a shooting.

Responding officers found a man with a gunshot wound to his torso.

The victim, later identified as Christian Parra, 34, of Jersey City, was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Parra was pronounced dead at 9 p.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the torso and the manner of death to be homicide.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, the Jersey
City Police Department, the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshals
Fugitive Task Force Central District of Florida, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for the investigation and arrest.