Police officer dies from gunshot wound to his torso

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information:

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a Police Officer shot in a Woodlawn Avenue residence. Upon arrival, responding police officers found a male in a lifeless condition with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.

The deceased, who has been identified as Jersey City Police Officer Ramon Torres, age 32, was located in his first-floor residence at 340 Woodlawn Avenue in Jersey City.

First responders administered aid to Torres until Emergency Medical Services transported him to the Jersey City Medical Center. Torres was pronounced dead at JCMC shortly after 9:00 p.m. The cause and manner of death is pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Officer Torres. 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.

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