Jersey City man wanted for shooting found in North Carolina, arrested

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On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Anthony King, 34, of Jersey City was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina in connection with the fatal shooting of Ishamell McCany on November 13, 2021 in Jersey City. King was arrested at approximately 11:50 a.m. by members of the United States Marshals Service Eastern District of North Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force after members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force learned of King’s location.

King has been charged with Murder, in violation of 2C:11-3A, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, in violation 2C:39-5B(1), and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, in violation of 2C:39-4A(1). He remains in North Carolina awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, shortly after 4:00 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Grant Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City after hearing gunshots. The responding Police Officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound to the torso.

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The victim, later identified as Ishamell McCany, 41, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:20 a.m.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.