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Man Arrested in Pennsylvania for Jersey City Murder

By metrostaff on
Jersey City

According to Hudson County officials, on Saturday October 1, a Jersey City man was arrested by members of the Allentown Police Department as a fugitive from justice for his involvement in the May 29 death of Jawon Purcell in Jersey City.

Officials say, Sean Williams,  33, of Jersey City has been charged with Murder ,Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Williams was arrested without incident at approximately 3:30 p.m. on West Emmaus Avenue in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

He will be held in Pennsylvania on additional charges pending an extradition hearing to New Jersey.

On May 29, at approximately 1:53 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a 9-1- 1 call reporting a fight on Bostwick Avenue.

Responding officers found an unresponsive man – later identified as Jawon Purcell, 28, of Jersey City – with multiple apparent stab wounds in the area of 112 Bostwick Avenue.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2:03 p.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be Sharp Force Wounds and the Manner of death to be Homicide.