Jersey City Man Arrested in North Carolina in Connection to November Jersey City Homicide

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced this afternoon that 34-year old Anthony King of Jersey City was arrested this morning in Raleigh, North Carolina in connection with the fatal shooting of Ishamell McCany on November 13, 2021 in Jersey City.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, King was arrested at approximately 11:50 a.m. by members of the United States Marshals Service Eastern District of North Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force after members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force learned of King’s location.

King has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.  He remains in North Carolina awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, on Saturday, November 13, 2021, shortly after 4:00 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City after hearing gunshots. The responding Police Officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim, later identified as 41-year old Ishamell McCany of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:20 a.m.

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. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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