Twin Newark brothers, both 24, charged with fatal shooting of Jersey City man, 29


Twin Newark brothers, both 24 years old, have been charged with the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old Jersey City man who was killed in January, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II.

Dequan and Uquan Meadows. Photos courtesy of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On January 24th, police responded at 5:28 p.m. to a report of a shooting on the 100 block of Clinton Avenue in Newark. Boubacar Doukoure was found unresponsive in a parking lot and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:02 p.m., Doukoure said in a statement.

After an investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force, Dequan and Uquan Meadows were both charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

Both suspects are in custody, authorities said.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Calls will be kept confidential.

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