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A West Orange man was arrested today and charged in a November Bergen-Lafayette homicide.

Dami Damean Bates, 33, was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina by the United States Marshals Service Eastern District of North Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force in connection with the fatal shooting of Ishamell McCany, 41, of Jersey City on November 13, 2021.

McCany was gunned down at approximately 4:00 a.m. in the area of Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. Police had been called to the scene after receiving reports of shots fired.

There, responding officers found McCany with gunshot wounds to the torso. McCany was was taken by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The arresting officers were acting on information about Bates’ location supplied by the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Bates is charged with Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He remains in custody in North Carolina awaiting extradition to New Jersey. 

A second defendant in the case, Anthony King, 35, of Jersey City, was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Eastern District of North Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force on  January 13, 2022. King is charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He is currently detained at the Hudson County Correctional Facility. 

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Aaron Morrill

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