Jersey City Shooting Victim Shot in May Passed Away at Hospital

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – A Jersey City shooting has just turned into murder for a Jersey City teenager after 32-year-old Reginald Williams, the man he shot, died.

According to police, at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2022, the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Forrest Street and Martin Luther King Drive on reports of shots fired.

“Upon arrival, officers found a man – later identified as Reginald Williams, 32, of Jersey City – lying in the street near 299 Forrest Street with apparent gunshot wounds to his torso. He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he died on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined William’s Cause of Death to be complications from gunshot wounds to the torso and the Manner of Death to be Homicide,” the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Isiah Smith, 18, of Jersey City, was arrested at his home on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in connection with the shooting.

A handgun, high capacity magazine, and hollow point bullets were recovered. Smith is being charged with murder and other charges.