Two young adults and one minor have been arrested for the September murder of a Jersey City teen, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Yesterday, detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Office Homicide Task Force
charged two adult males and one juvenile male in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Jayden Fondeur of Jersey City, which occurred in September 2018, Suarez said in a statement.
Following an investigation by the Prosecutorâ€™s Office Homicide Task Force and the Jersey City Police Department, charges were filed against Isaiah Huggins, 19, Rayquan Carmichael, 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile – all from Jersey City.
Earlier today, Huggins was arrested in Essex County where he is currently in custody in the
Essex County Jail on unrelated charges. Meanwhile, Carmichael and the juvenile defendant
were arrested without incident in Jersey City yesterday, authorities said.
The two adult defendants have each been charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, while the juvenile was charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Office Homicide Unit with the investigation and the arrest, as well as the Jersey City Police Department for assisting with the
On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, at approximately 6:25 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of gunshots in the area of Old Bergen Road and Pamrapo Ave.
Upon arrival, Jersey City Police Officers found Jayden Fondeur, 17, of Jersey City, in
front 23 Old Bergen Road with gunshot wound(s) to his head and neck. He was found in an apparent lifeless condition, officials said.
Fondeur was pronounced dead at approximately 6:55 p.m. and the Regional Medical Examinerâ€™s Office determined the cause of death to be gunshot wound of the neck and
the manner of death to be homicide.