Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On December 5, 2019, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested a Jersey City man in connection with the murder of Markell Albright that occurred on July 23, 2019 on Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City. This is the fourth arrest by the Homicide Unit connected to this murder.
At approximately 9:00 a.m., Sidney McCord, age 26, was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City after he surrendered himself to members of the Homicide Unit.
McCord has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3; and Conspiracy to Commit Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 and 2C:11-3. Following his arrest, McCord was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his First Appearance.
On July 23, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City with one male
being injured. Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive male with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground in the area of 125 and 127 Wilkinson Avenue.
The male, later identified as Albright, age 21, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. Albright was pronounced dead at approximately 8:50 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the upper torso and the Manner of death to be homicide.
On September 9, 2019, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested and similarly charged Tyshawn Kitchens, Corey Walker and Rashad Terry in connection with the murder of Albright. Kitchens was also charged with violating several firearm statutes.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Homicide Unit with the investigation and the Jersey City Police Department for assisting with the investigation.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).
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