Crime Scene Tape

A man shot dead last night in Marion has been identified.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the victim has been identified as Jovahn Horne, 23, of Tenafly.

Radio reports last night indicated that at approximately 9:05 p.m. police responded to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of J&J Grocery at at 78 Dales Ave. 

There they found Horne with a gunshot wound to the chest. 

A handgun was recovered from the victim at the scene. One shell casing was recovered near 81 Dales Ave.

Horne was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services and was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. 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 here. All information will be kept confidential.