Suspect arrested for New Years Day murder in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ -The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested Darius Evans, age 45, of Jersey City, in connection with the stabbing death of 39-year-old Tyrone Haskins on January 1, 2021 in Jersey City.

Evans was arrested after he turned himself in with his attorney on Monday, January 11, 2021, just after 12 pm, at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City. He previously had been charged in connection with the murder and a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Evans is charged with Murder in violation N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3A(1), a crime of the first degree; Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4D, a crime of the third degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5D, a crime of the fourth degree.

On Friday, January 1, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a possible stabbing victim found in the area of 333 Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. Upon arrival, responding Police Officers found a male with an apparent stab wound to his torso.

The victim, later identified as Tyrone Haskins, age 39, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at approximately 3:20 a.m.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.