Saturday, February 25, 2012

Boy Killed in Jersey City

An 12-year-old boy was shot and killed on Friday evening in Jersey City, N.J.

The victim was shot at the home of a corrections officer may have been accidental.

Jersey City police told News 12 that it happened near 293 Randolph Avenue at about 6 p.m.

Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio told The Star-Ledger of Newark that the crime scene indicates the boy was shot once in the chest inside the home. The boy's body was found on the sidewalk outside the house, where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, the boy was shot with a semi-automatic pistol issued to Shaara Green-Sims. Green-Sims, 38, is a Hudson County Corrections officer who was in the Randolph Avenue home along with another child.

DeFazio says investigators don't know if anyone else was in the home at the time or who fired the pistol.

Police have reportedly not made any arrests and the boy's identity had not been released.

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