On Sunday, less than 48 hours after the shooting, Jersey City Cease Fire detectives and Street Crimes officers arrested 19-year-old Jamir Carson, Jersey City police spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.
Carson was charged with robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of weapons, possession of weapons for an unlawful purpose, bail-jumping, conspiracy and multiple drug offenses, Wallace-Scalcione said.
The victim had been shot in his wrist and back during a “transaction,” Wallace-Scalcione said, and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
A chemical spill has closed a lane of traffic on the southbound side of Route 1&9 in Jersey City and is causing heavy traffic delays.
A 55-gallon drum fell from a truck and spilled some sort of cleaning agent in the left lane of the roadway just before Sip Avenue, Joe Shine, a freelance photographer for The Jersey Journal was told.
While only a small amount spilled, Shine said he was told it could not be washed directly down a sewer. Shine said city officials are asking the company that spilled the chemical to return and apply some drying agent to the spill and then clean the “quick-dry.”
The spill drew a massive response: the Jersey City Fire Department, the hazardous materials unit, Jersey City police, the state Department of Environmental Protection, the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission and the State Police.
The spill is expected to be fully cleaned in time for the evening rush hour, city police and fire departments spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.