A 21-year-old Jersey City woman has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of Emmanuel Garcia, according to a tweet from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
On May 4, the HCPO reported that members of the Jersey City Police Department had responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Princeton Avenue and Brown Place just before 11:00 p.m. the previous evening. Responding officers found Garcia with at least one gunshot wound to his body. He was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Pedro Figueroa, who recently declared his candidacy for the Ward A city council seat currently held by Denise Ridley, greeted the news of the arrest with satisfaction. “Glad my little brother is getting justice. He [Garcia] was a great kid. I was ten when he was born and his family and my family were one. He had a passion to make it big and help his mother.”
More information on the arrest is said to be forthcoming.