Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at approximately 8:18 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the BJ’s Parking Lot on Marin Boulevard and Second Street in Jersey City on reports of a shooting.

Responding officers found a male victim of a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim, later identified as Christian Parra, age 34, of Jersey City, was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Parra was pronounced deceased at 9 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: All information will be kept confidential.