JERSEY CITY -- Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said on Monday that four men arrested Friday night on attempted murder charges are now facing charges that have been upgraded to murder in connection with the death of 25-year-old Jersey City man.
DeFazio said Damont Lester was shot in the head while sitting in a Dodge Intrepid parked near the corner of Bergen and Bidwell avenues at around 10 p.m., when several shots were fired from a black, four-door Buick. Lester died on Sunday after being taken off life support by his family.
DeFazio said police, who were in the area on patrol, quickly apprehended the suspects after a car chase.
The four men -- Thomas Borders and Rashaad Glover, both 22, Laquan Borders, 21, and Kenneth Fant, 20 -- were in court Monday, DeFazio said, on attempted murder charges as well as various weapons charges.
Authorities found a .40-caliber Glock handgun and a .380-caliber handgun in the Buick, and .380-caliber shell casings were found at the crime scene.
DeFazio said the four men will be back in court in the near future on the upgraded murder charges. He said investigators believe the shooting of Lester may have been done in revenge for another shooting that occurred earlier that day.
Anyone with information on the shooting of Damont Lester can call the Hudson County Prosecutors Homicide Squad at (201) 915-1345. - RK