Jersey city,nj: man labeled apart of 2016 jc violent gang members wanted 4 killing 2 in hit & run

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Jersey city,nj: man labeled apart of 2016 jc violent gang members wanted 4 killing 2 in hit & run

Post by Quiet-Q » October 20th, 2017, 10:57 am

2nd teen dies from crash; driver sought is one of Jersey City's 'most violent' gang members

Updated on October 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:40 PM

JERSEY CITY - A second teenager has died after being hit by a car in the Heights Wednesday afternoon and now police need help finding the driver, who has previously been identified as one of the city's "most violent" gang members.

Rashaun Bell, 20, is wanted for the deaths of Elionel Jimenez, 15, and a 16-year-old boy who was identified by school officials Alexander Rosas-Flores, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Both boys were riding on the same bicycle at about 2:30 p.m. near Terrace Avenue and Leonard Street when they were struck by a gold Nissan Maxima allegedly driven by Bell. The 20-year-old and his three passengers left the car a few blocks away and fled on foot, Suarez said.

Two of the passengers returned to scene and were treated for injuries they suffered in the crash. Bell has still not been apprehended, authorities said.

Charges were not filed against the passengers.

1 teen dead, 1 with serious injuries after being thrown 30 feet in hit-and-run
1 teen dead, 1 with serious injuries after being thrown 30 feet in hit-and-run

Elionel was pronounced dead at the scene and Alexander died at Jersey City Medical Center Thursday afternoon. The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office has not released Alexander's name pending notification of his family.

Last year, Bell was among more than a dozen people arrested in Jersey City during a sweep of the city's "most violent" gang members. Bell was charged with gang criminality in April 2016 and was then arrested four months later on cocaine possession and distribution charges. The disposition of those charges was not immediately known.

The two crash victims were both students at Dickinson High School, which was not in session Thursday for unrelated reasons. Grief counselors will be at the school on Friday.
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