JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced a second arrest in the April 4 shooting death of 21-year-old Akim Ward.

As previously reported, Ward was found with gunshot wounds to the chest after members of the Jersey Police Department responded to the area of Ocean Avenue between Bidwell and Bayview Avenues on the day of the incident. The victim was pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center a short time later.

According to Suarez, Tyree Witherspoon, 28, Jersey City, was arrested without incident at approximately 9:50 p.m. Friday by members of the Jersey City Police Department Street Crimes Unit in the area of Stevens Avenue.

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Earlier this month Devon Tutten, 23, was also charged in the crime. 

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