Fatal Shooting of Jersey City Teen Under Investigation

Fatal Shooting of Jersey City Teen Under Investigation


16-YEAR-OLD BOY KILLED IN FATAL SHOOTING IN JERSEY CITY MONDAY NIGHT

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 death of a 16-year-old Jersey City boy who was fatally shot Monday night in the vestibule of a building on Bergen Avenue near Dwight Street in Jersey City.

On Monday, March 29, 2021, just after 10:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 83 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City. Responding officers found a 16-year-old male victim – later identified as Kaheem Taylor – who had sustained gunshot wound(s) to the upper body and was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 11:15 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: https://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.​