JERSEY CITY -- Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said on Monday that a Jersey City teenager died on Saturday morning after he was shot in a "possible" gang-related incident on the downtown Jersey City waterfront.
Jermaine Williams, 17, of Jersey City, was found dead after he was taken out of the Hudson River by police scuba divers around 2 a.m. Williams was found shot at least once in the abdomen.
Williams had ended up in the river after a confrontation among several individuals on the walkway near Hudson Street after midnight. A suspect in Williams' shooting, Joshua Robinson, was captured at the scene by an off-duty police officer who was in the area. Another suspect ran off and police are currently searching for him, DeFazio said.
DeFazio said a bullet was found in Williams' abdomen during an autopsy. DeFazio said it was traced to the semi-automatic gun Robinson was allegedly found carrying at this arrest.
DeFazio said the investigation continues into the shooting, which is the 10th homicide in Jersey City so far this year. DeFazio said investigators are looking into the circumstances as to how Williams ended up in the river. The investigators believe the shooting may have stemmed from a previous dispute, DeFazio said.
Anyone with information about the shooting can call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Homicide Squad at (201) 915-1345. - RK