Jersey City Man Charged with Murder of Eric Crocker

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced that another individual has been charged with last year’s murder of a Bayonne man in Jersey City.

According to authorities, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit yesterday at approximately 5:45 p.m. arrested James Crawford without incident in the area of Woodlawn Avenue in Jersey City in connection with the murder of Eric Crocker.

Police charged Crawford, 21, of Jersey City, with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon (Handgun) for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Handgun).

Officials say Crawford was processed and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny. A motion for a detention hearing has been filed by the State.

According to authorities, in September 2018 Jahmir Thomas, 20, and Alexander Harris, 29, both of Jersey City, were also arrested in connection with Crocker’s murder.

The Jersey City Police Department on Sept. 4, 2018, at approximately 5:55 p.m., received a report of gunshots in the area of Lembeck and Ocean avenues in Jersey City. Upon arrival, responding officers found a male victim on Lembeck Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.

The victim was later identified as Crocker, 23, of Bayonne. He was pronounced dead at the Jersey City Medical Center at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and the Manner of death to be Homicide.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.