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UPDATE: Jersey City Man Dies From Injuries Sustained in May Shooting

By kbm0423 on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has joined the Jersey City Police Department in investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, May 8, after the victim died from his injuries on Wednesday, May 25.

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Forrest Street and Martin Luther King Drive on reports of shots fired. 

Upon arrival, officers found a man – later identified as Reginald Williams, 32, of Jersey City – lying in the street near 299 Forrest Street with apparent gunshot wounds to his torso. 

Emergency Medical Services transported him to Jersey City Medical Center, where he died on Wednesday, May 25. 

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined William’s Cause of Death to be complications from gunshot wounds to the torso and the Manner of Death to be Homicide.

Isiah Smith, 18, of Jersey City, was arrested at his home on Tuesday, May 17, in connection with the shooting. A handgun, high-capacity magazine, and hollow-point bullets were recovered.

Smith is charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor, Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Devices, Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Devices and Receiving Stolen Property.

During the course of the investigation, the Jersey City Police Department determined Reginald Williams had an open warrant and was placed into the custodial care of the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at Jersey City Medical Center until the time of his death.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department with the arrest and investigation. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.