Crime Scene Tape

A 16 year-old Jersey City boy was fatally shot last night in the vestibule of a building on Bergen Avenue near Dwight Street.

Just after 10:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 83 Bergen Avenue. When they arrived, they found the boy, Kaheem Taylor, with at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. Taylor was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

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 at:

All information will be kept confidential.