Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the suspect wanted in connection with the February 28th, 2021 fatal shooting of a 34-year-old Jersey City man, Christian Parra, was apprehended and arrested yesterday afternoon in New Port Richey, Florida.
According to Hudson County officials, Mr. Ariel Dumit, 35, of New Port Richey, Florida, was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Central District of Florida with the assistance of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
He is pending extradition proceedings to be brought back to New Jersey.
Dumit has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
Prosecutor Suarez said on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at approximately 8:18 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the BJ’s Parking Lot on Marin Boulevard and Second Street in Jersey City on reports of a shooting. Responding officers found a male victim of a gunshot wound to the torso.
Officials said Mr. Christian Parra, 34, of Jersey City, was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Parra was pronounced deceased at 9 p.m. according to Hudson officials.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the torso and the manner of death to be homicide.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, the Jersey City Police Department, the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Central District of Florida, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for the investigation and arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven