JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 23-year-old Jersey City has been charged with murder in connection with the April 4 murder of 21-year-old Akim Ward. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Devon Tutten turned himself in Monday. Tutten also faces weapons charges in the shooting incident.
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.