23-YEAR-OLD MAN FATALLY SHOT ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE AND MYRTLE AVENUE IN JERSEY CITY

 

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Monday, April 6, 2020, just before 6:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to shots fired in the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Myrtle Avenue in Jersey City.

Responding officers found the victim, a 23-year-old Jersey City male, later identified as Javone Smith, with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 6:49 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

1 COMMENT

  1. It is a shame that people all over the world are trying to combat this covid-19 virus and are dying in huge numbers, then to have to worry about homicidal maniacs running around the streets killing people, for trivial reasons. A 23 year old man, young man lost his life in a hail of gunfire, before he even knew what life was all about. I believe the state of New Jersey should bring back capital punishment, if you take a life and show that you have no value for life, then yours should be taken also. They should go back to the days of hanging posts, if you kill for no reason, you die on the spot, not all those years spent on death row getting to enjoy life, watch t.v. listen to music etc. Same day you killed someone, should be the same day your life is taken away!

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