Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information:
On October 27, 2016, shortly after 6 p.m., Jersey City Police were dispatched to 120 Manning Avenue in Jersey City on a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive female victim with a gunshot wound to her upper torso. The victim was later identified as Sineka Davis, age 38, of Jersey City. The victim was pronounced dead at approximately 6:50 p.m. at the scene.
On October 28, 2016, an arrest warrant was issued for Steve L. Franklin, Jr., age 39, of Jersey City charging him with Murder in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 11-3, a first degree crime. Franklin is victim’s husband and he resided at 120 Manning Avenue in Jersey City.
Franklin should not be approached. He should be considered armed and dangerous. A photograph of Franklin is attached.
Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Franklin is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at
http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).