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Suspect Wanted for Jersey City Murder Captured in North Carolina

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said today, Mr. Anthony King, 34, of Jersey City was arrested in Raleigh, NC in connection with the fatal shooting of Mr. Ishamell McCany on November 13, 2021 in Jersey City. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, King was arrested at approximately 11:50 a.m. by members of the United States Marshals Service Eastern District of North Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force after members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force learned of King’s location.

Prosecutor Suarez said on Saturday, November 13, 2021, shortly after 4:00 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City after hearing gunshots. 

The responding Police Officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound to the torso.

The victim, later identified as Ishamell McCany, 41, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:20 a.m.

Prosecutor Suarez said King has been charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. 

He remains in North Carolina awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345.