Jersey City Police arrested a 13-year-old girl on Christmas Eve for a man who was shot to death weeks earlier

By Elaine Aradillas
December 30, 2020 10:27 AM
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A 13-year-old girl was arrested on Christmas Eve in connection with the death of a 35-year-old New Jersey man, officials confirmed in a press release.

The teen girl, whose name has not been released because she is a minor, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a firearm, according to the Hudson County Prosecutors office.

On Dec. 10 at 4:16 p.m., Jersey City Police responded to a call because a man had reportedly been shot, the press release states.

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“Responding officers found the victim, an unconscious 35-year-old Jersey City man, later identified as Niles Holmes, with apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body,” prosecutors stated.

Hours later, Holmes was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. His death was ruled a homicide, according the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

In the course of their investigation, law enforcement discovered a second victim, 24, who suffered “two graze wounds to the arm” and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, officials stated.

On Christmas Eve, Jersey City police arrested the girl just before 7 p.m., prosecutors stated.

There were no additional details, including the motive for the shooting, released.