15-Year Old Boy Fatally Shot Overnight in Jersey City

THIS STORY CONTAINS NEW INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                                             The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted around midnight that its Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department were responding to the fatal shooting of a man on Myrtle Avenue.

The Prosecutor’s Office has now released additional information, and the victim is a teenage boy.  According to Prosecutor Esther Suarez, shortly after 8:20 p.m. last night, the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of 112 Myrtle Avenue on a report of shots fired. The responding officers found a male victim outside that location with an apparent gunshot wound to the torso.

The injured male, later identified as Devin Bryant, age 15, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at approximately 9:10 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
                                                                                                                                 No arrests have been made at this time.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.
                                                                                                                          Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
                                                                                                                                 All information will be kept confidential.