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Man charged in murder of Jersey City man

On Feb. 28, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged Tavon Parker, 35, of Baltimore, MD, in connection with the Nov. 2, 2019 murder of Sirheen Walker in Jersey City.

On Nov. 2, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Bergen and Lexington Avenues in Jersey City.

Responding officers did not find a victim there but later were notified that Sirheen Walker, age 30, of Jersey City, had been transported from the scene by private vehicle to the Jersey City Medical Center.

Walker was pronounced dead at approximately 12:45 a.m. The cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death was determined to be homicide.

Parker was arrested in Windsor, MD with the assistance of the Baltimore County Police Department. Parker, who is being held in Maryland pending an extradition hearing, has been charged with murder, a first-degree crime; possession of a weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose, a second-degree crime; and unlawful possession of a weapon (firearm), a second-degree crime.

Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Police Departments for the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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