Second suspect in Jersey City murder remains at large

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office seeks the public’s help in finding a second suspect wanted in connection with the death of Emmanuel Garcia, 23, who was shot on Princeton Avenue and Brown Place on May 3.

According to the HCPO, Jersey City resident Omire Rios-Williams, 19, has been charged with Murder, a crime of the first degree; Attempted Murder, a crime of the first degree; Conspiracy to Commit Murder, a crime of the first degree; Possession of a Weapon (firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose, a second-degree crime; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (firearm), a second-degree crime.

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On May 27, police arrested Rios-Williams’s alleged coconspirator, Shianne Payne-Nanton, and charged her in the homicide.

On May 3, just before 11 p.m., Jersey City police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Princeton Avenue and Brown Place.

Officers found a male victim – later identified as Emmanuel Garcia – who had sustained gunshot wound(s) to his body.

He was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds of the torso and left upper extremity and the manner of death to be homicide.

Rios-Williams has not yet been apprehended. Anyone who sees Rios-Williams is instructed not to approach him and immediately contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at

All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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