By: Richard L. Smith
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said her Homicide Unit has arrested a 43-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Mr. Khaliq Lockett in Jersey City on Sunday, December 25, 2022.
Prosecutor Suarez said Eddie Webb, 43, of Jersey City, is charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
Police arrested Webb on Friday, December 30, at his place of employment in Jersey City and transported him to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, at approximately 6:04 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department was notified of a shooting in the area of Communipaw Avenue and Crescent Avenue.
Responding officers located a male victim – later identified as Lockett, 46, of Jersey City – with an apparent gunshot wound(s) to the torso.
Prosecutor Suarez said he was transported to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:51 p.m.
The investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing.