UPDATED: Fatal Shooting Victim In Jersey City Identified

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On March 6, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Wegman Parkway between Bergen Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City.

Upon their arrival, officers located a male later identified as Rashawn Bethea, age 28, of Jersey City, suffering from gunshot wounds to his torso area. Bethea was pronounced dead at approximately 11:45 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.


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  1. Rest In Peace young brother, we as a people
    Have to come together and stop the unnecessary violence

  2. The loss of a child is so debating…why are we killing each other. Very senseless. Taking another’s life makes you a coward not a man or a woman…

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