Hudson County authorities announced that a second man has been charged in connection with the homicide of 19-year-old Kamal McCord.
According to authorities, Omar Williams, 20, surrendered to authorities Monday with his attorney. Police charged Williams with murder, two counts of possession of a weapon and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon.
Police said on May 2nd, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a male shot on Merseles Court in Jersey City.
Responding officers found McCord inside a residence at 21 Merseles Court. He was found in a lifeless condition with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.
Police say McCord was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10 p.m.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has declared the Cause of Death to be a gunshot wound to the chest and the Manner of Death to be Homicide.
Responding officers also found a 21-year-old female victim outside of a residence in the area of 17 Merseles Court. The woman had an apparent gunshot wound to one of her extremities when EMS transported her to Jersey City Medical Center where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police have also arrested and charged 20-year-old Kai Robinson and 24-year-old Lasaun Rose.
The incident remains under investigation.