27-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Jersey City

27-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Jersey City


CONTACT:  Raymond Worrall

PHONE: (201) 795-6400 Ext. 6737

EMAIL:  rworrall@hcpo.org

TWITTER: @HCPOProsecutor

WEB: hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org

DATE: Thursday, March 30, 2017


Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On March 29, 2017, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Jersey City Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 360-2 Van Horne Street in Jersey City on a 911 call reporting possible gun shots. Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male victim in a parking lot behind that location.

The victim, later identified as Terrel Smith, age 27, of Jersey City, had apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the mid-section of his body. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead at approximately 6:05 p.m.

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the 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: https://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.