Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a 25-year-old man on Summit Avenue on Sunday, January 29, 2023.
At approximately 9:35 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of Summit Avenue and Poplar Street in Jersey City. Upon arrival, responding officers located a male victim — later identified as Rafael Gomez, 25, of Jersey City — in the area of 1143 Summit Avenue with an apparent gunshot wound(s) to the torso. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 11:09 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.