SUSPECT WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH DEATH OF JERSEY CITY MAN
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of a second suspect wanted in connection with the death of 23-year-old Emmanuel Garcia, who was shot on Princeton Avenue and Brown Place on May 3, 2021.
Omire Rios-Williams, 19, of Jersey City, has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3A(1)(2), a crime of the first degree; Attempted Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1A(1) and 2C:11-3A(1)(2), a crime of the first degree; Conspiracy to Commit Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1A(1) and 2C:11-3A(1)(2), a crime of the first degree; Possession of a Weapon (firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4A(1), a second-degree crime; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (firearm) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5B(1), a second-degree crime.
Rios-Williams’ co-conspirator, Shianne Payne-Nanton, was arrested and charged in the homicide on May 27, 2021.
On Monday, May 3, 2021, just before 11:00 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Princeton Avenue and Brown Place in Jersey City. Responding officers found a 23-year-old male victim – later identified as Emmanuel Garcia – who had sustained gunshot wound(s) to his body and was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 11:24 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds of the torso and left upper extremity and the manner of death to be homicide.
Anyone who sees Rios-Williams should not approach him, but should immediately contact police. 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 Office 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).