North Jersey Man Sentenced to 24 to 30 Years in State Prison for 2018 Murder

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – A man convicted of killing Eric Crocker, 23, in Jersey City in September of 2018 has been sentenced to state prison.

On Friday, James Crawford, 24, to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for his role in the shooting death of Crocker.

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at approximately 5:55 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of gunshots in the area of Lembeck Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Jersey City.

“Upon arrival, responding officers found a male victim, later identified as Eric Crocker, 23, of Bayonne, with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. He was pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of Death to be multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and the Manner of Death to be Homicide,” police said.

“After a four-week trial, the jury was hung on the Conspiracy to Commit Murder charge against Crawford and could not reach a unanimous decision on the Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder charges brought against codefendant Alexander Harris, 33, of Jersey City,” The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office intends said, adding prosecutors will pursue a retrial.