The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged Bayonne resident Bernard Wilson, 27, in connection with the Jersey City shooting death of 38-year-old Abimael Fuentes on April 21, according to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
On Tuesday, April 21, just after 10:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to shots fired on Brinkerhoff Street between Monticello Avenue and Bergen Avenue in Jersey City.
Responding officers found the victim, a 38-year-old Jersey City male, later identified as Abimael Fuentes, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 1:41 a.m.
The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
Wilson was arrested early Wednesday morning at a residence on Brinkerhoff Avenue.
At the time of his arrest he was found to allegedly be in possession of two firearms.
He has been charged with Murder, two counts of Possession of a Weapon (firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (firearm), and Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon (Firearm).
Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations. Wilson is presumed innocent until proven guilty.