On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested a Jersey City man in connection with the murder of Jason Dunbar on August 27, 2019. The detectives also charged a Jersey City woman with hindering the investigation.
At approximately 2:35 a.m., members of the Homicide Unit arrested Darius Bolden, age 33, of Jersey City, at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny where he is currently incarcerated on narcotics charges. He has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, a first-degree crime; Possession of a Weapon (Firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Firearm) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5.
The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
On October 1, 2019, Yasmin Tejada, age 30, of Jersey City, was charged for giving false information to law enforcement officers during the homicide investigation. Tejada was charged on a Complaint-Summons with one count of Hindering in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3, a third- degree crime.
On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 169 Fulton Avenue in Jersey City. Upon arrival, responding Jersey City Police Officers found an unresponsive male outside of that location with apparent multiple gunshot wounds.
The male, later identified as Jason Dunbar, age 35, of Jersey City, was treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. Dunbar was pronounced dead at approximately 12:30 a.m. on August 28. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has found the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and manner of death to be homicide.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Homicide Unit with the investigation leading to the arrests and the Jersey City Police Department for assisting with the investigation.
The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate 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 at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).