JERSEY CITY -- Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said on Tuesday that a Jersey City man was killed in his apartment earlier that morning in what is believed to be a robbery that went “tragically wrong.”
DeFazio said Ardell Blake, 30, was found dead in his Forrest Street apartment around 2:20 a.m. DeFazio said Blake was killed by a shot to the back of the head, according to an autopsy.
DeFazio said Blake, who was an aspiring rapper with the stage name of ‘Dutch Mastah,’ was allegedly shot at 12 times with one gun by the doorway of his apartment. DeFazio also said two persons may have been involved in the incident, both believed to have fled the scene by car.
DeFazio said an automatic handgun, believed to be owned by Blake, was found near his body as well as a package of marijuana.
DeFazio said the investigation continues, and anyone with information can call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Homicide Squad at (201) 915-1345. - RK