Man arrested in relation to August homicide in Jersey City

Darius Bolden
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Darius Bolden

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested a Jersey City man in connection with the Aug. 27 murder of Jason Dunbar as well as a Jersey City woman with hindering the investigation.

According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, at approximately 2:35 a.m., members of the Homicide Unit arrested Darius Bolden, age 33, of Jersey City, at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny where he is currently incarcerated on narcotics charges.

He has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion for pretrial detention and a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9.

On Oct. 1, Jersey City resident Yasmin Tejada, age 30, was charged for allegedly giving false information to law enforcement officers during the homicide investigation.

Tejada was charged on a complaint-summons with one count of hindering.

On Tuesday, August 27, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 169 Fulton Ave. in Jersey City.

Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive male outside of that location with multiple gunshot wounds.

The male, later identified as Jason Dunbar, age 35, of Jersey City, was treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Au. 28.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has found the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and manner of death to be a homicide.

Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Homicide Unit with the investigation leading to the arrests and the Jersey City Police Department for assisting with the investigation.

The prosecutor’s Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department and anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presume innocent until proven guilty.