SUSPECT WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH FATAL SHOOTING OF 23-YEAR-OLD JERSEY CITY MAN APPREHENDED IN PENNSYLVANIA
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
Omire Rios-Williams, the suspect wanted in connection with the May 3rd fatal shooting of a 23- year-old man on Princeton Avenue and Brown Place in Jersey City, was apprehended and arrested without incident this afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Rios-Willams, age 19, of Jersey City, was apprehended just before 2 p.m. by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, the Allentown Police Department, and the Jersey City Police Department at a residence on the 100 block of W. Green Street in Allentown. He is pending extradition proceedings to be brought back to New Jersey.
Rios-Williams has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3A(1)(2), a crime of the first degree; Attempted Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1A(1) and 2C:11-3A(1)(2), a crime of the first degree; Conspiracy to Commit Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1A(1) and 2C:11-3A(1)(2), a crime of the first degree; Possession of a Weapon (firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A(1), a second-degree crime; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (firearm) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B(1), a second-degree crime.
Rios-Williams’ co-conspirator, Shianne Payne-Nanton, was arrested and charged in the homicide on May 27, 2021.
On Monday, May 3, 2021, just before 11:00 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Princeton Avenue and Brown Place in Jersey City. Responding officers found a 23-year-old male victim – later identified as Emmanuel Garcia – who had sustained gunshot wound(s) to his body and was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 11:24 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds of the torso and left upper extremity and the manner of death to be homicide.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, the Jersey City Police Department and the Allentown Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).