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Girl, 13, is charged with murder of man, 35, who was shot multiple times in the chest New Jersey

Girl, 13, is charged with murder of 35-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the chest on a busy New Jersey street

  • 35-year-old man was shot to death in Jersey City, New Jersey two weeks ago
  • Police have now charged a 13-year-old girl with the murder of Niles Holmes 
  • Authorities have not released the name of the suspect in the shooting death because she is being charged as a juvenile. A motive has also not been revealed

A teenage girl from New Jersey has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 35-year-old man.

The arrest, on Christmas Eve, came two weeks after the fatal shooting of Niles Holmes.  

The juvenile faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, and other offenses.

Police have now charged a 13-year-old girl with the murder of Niles Holmes, pictured

She was arrested in Jersey City around 7pm on Thursday night.

Holmes found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body on December 10th as he was walking on Martin Luther King Drive near Wilkinson Avenue. The shooting happened around 4:!5pm.

He was taken to a local hospital but died hours later with the county medical examiner later ruling the death a homicide.  

According to police radio transmissions heard by NJ.com a small group of teens were being hunted on by police after they ran from the scene of the shooting (file photo)

According to police radio transmissions heard by NJ.com a small group of teens were being hunted on by police after they ran from the scene of the shooting (file photo)

According to police radio transmissions heard by NJ.com a small group of teens were being hunted on by police after they ran from the scene of the shooting.

A short time later, a second person was also found with several graze wounds to his arm, according to The Daily Beast and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The shooting is not gang related but was the result of a dispute between various groups according to NBC.

The relationship between the teen and Holmes has not been made clear.

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