One Arrested, One Wanted In Jersey City Homicide

One Arrested, One Wanted In Jersey City Homicide


ONE ARRESTED, ONE WANTED IN JERSEY CITY HOMICIDE

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On March 28, 2017, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Jersey City Police Officers responded to the area of Garfield Avenue and Union Street in Jersey City on a report of shots fired. Officers then responded to Jersey City Medical Center after being notified of the arrival of a gunshot victim.

The victim, DaJour Riley, age 19, of Jersey City, was shot multiple times inside a vehicle at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Union Street. He was transported privately to Jersey City Medical Center. Riley was pronounced dead at the hospital at approximately 2:30 p.m.

One arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting. Vernell Mohammed, age 19, of Jersey City was arrested and charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S. 2C:11-3, a first-degree crime; Conspiracy to Commit Murder in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 5-2 and N.J.S. 2C: 11-3, a first-degree crime; Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-4, a second degree crime; and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-5, a second degree crime.

A second suspect is currently wanted in connection with the fatality. Dashawn Mixson, age 20, of Jersey City, has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S. 2C:11-3, a first-degree crime; Conspiracy To Commit Murder in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 5-2 and N.J.S. 2C: 11-3, a first-degree crime; Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-4, a second degree crime; and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-5, a second degree crime. Mixson should not be approached and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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 Prosecutor’s official website at: https://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).

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