Fourth man arrested for Jersey City murder


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced a fourth arrest in connection with the July 23 murder of Markell Albright  on Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City.

At 9 a.m. on Dec. 5, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested Sidney McCord, age 26,  at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City after he surrendered himself to members of the Homicide Unit.

McCord has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Following his arrest, McCord was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance in court.

On July 23, at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Wilkinson Avenue in Jersey City with one male being injured.

Responding officers found an unresponsive man with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground in the area of 125 and 127 Wilkinson Avenue.

The man, later identified as Albright, age 21, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center and was pronounced dead at approximately 8:50 p.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the upper torso and the manner of death to be homicide.

On Sept. 9,  members of the HCPO Homicide Unit arrested and similarly charged Tyshawn Kitchens, Corey Walker, and Rashad Terry in connection with the murder of Albright.

Kitchens was also charged with violating several firearm statutes.

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

The above charges are accusations, and the men are presumed innocent until proven guilty.