A Jersey City man has been sentenced to 45 years in New Jersey State Prison for a 2019 homicide.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Darius Bolden, 36, was sentenced yesterday for the 2019 shooting death of Jason Dunbar in Jersey City.

On July 5, Bolden was convicted after trial of Murder, Possession of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Bolden was sentenced by Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez.

Bolden received 45 years on the murder charge and seven years on the unlawful possession of a weapon charge, which will run concurrent to the 45 year sentence.

Darius Bolden courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office

Dunbar was gunned down on August 27, 2019, at approximately 11:45 p.m. Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 169 Fulton Avenue. There they found the 35-year-old Dunbar, 35, of Jersey City, unresponsive and with multiple apparent gunshot wounds.

Dunbar was taken by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death to be homicide.

At the time of the shooting, The Jersey Journal was told by a friend that Dunbar had five children ranging in age from a one to 14 years old.

The State was represented by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutors David Feldman and Nicole Ghezzar.

“The State is satisfied with the outcome of this case and appreciates the court for imposing an appropriate sentence in the matter,” said Ghezzar.

Bolden is subject to the No Early Release Act.