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UPDATE: Authorities Investigate Shooting Death of 49-Year-Old Man in Jersey City

By kbm0423 on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a 49-year-old man on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, on Tuesday, April 5, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a 911 call reporting shots fired in the area of 1922 Kennedy Boulevard. 

Prosecutor Suarez said that the responding officers found a male – later identified as Juan Rodriguez, 49, of Jersey City – with apparent gunshot wounds to his upper body. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, he was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 8:55 p.m. 

The Cause and Manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. 

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutors Office Website

All information will be kept confidential.