Jersey City man wanted for murder apprehended

Omire Rios-Williams, the suspect wanted in connection with the May 3rd fatal shooting of a 23- year-old man on Princeton Avenue and Brown Place in Jersey City, was apprehended and arrested without incident in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Rios-Willams, 19, was apprehended just before 2 p.m. by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, the Allentown Police Department, and the Jersey City Police Department at a residence on the 100 block of W. Green Street in Allentown.

He is pending extradition proceedings to be brought back to New Jersey.

Rios-Williams has been charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon (firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (firearm).

Rios-Williams’s coconspirator, Shianne Payne-Nanton, was arrested and charged in the homicide on May 27.

On Monday, May 3, 2021, 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 in Jersey City.

Officers found a 23-year-old male victim – later identified as Emmanuel Garcia – who had sustained gunshot wound(s) to his body and 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.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, the Jersey City Police Department and the Allentown Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

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