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A man wanted in the murder a woman yesterday morning in Jersey City shot himself in the head in an apparent murder-suicide, reports.

Around 7:20 a.m. yesterday. police responded to reports of shots fired on 114 Monitor St, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said yesterday.

Amelia Holmes, 29, of Neptune Avenue in Jersey City, was found lying in the street with apparent gunshot wounds to her body, Suarez said.

Holmes was brought to Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health and was pronounced dead at 8 a.m.

After a four-hour search for the shooter, Bayonne and Jersey City police responded to Mercer Park in Bayonne at 11:30 a.m. and found Terrence Jackson, 29, of Randolph Avenue in Jersey City, dead on a park bench from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Suarez said.

Jackson was in a relationship with Holmes, Suarez confirmed.

At the scene on Monitor Street yesterday morning, a resident said he heard at least six rounds fired. People in the neighborhood woke up to find evidence markers in the street and police canvassing the area. The pavement between two parked cars on Monitor Street was stained with blood yesterday morning.

The resident said the victim looked as though she was grasping for breath. “She was probably trying to get in the car for help,” the man said.

A second woman, who was cut by flying glass when a bullet shattered a window, was treated at the hospital and released at about 11:15 a.m., hospital spokesman Mark Rabson said.

Police feared the man being sought might be suicidal after a witness saw him put the gun to his head after shooting the woman on Monitor Street, according to a radio transmission.

Minutes after the second victim was released from the hospital, Sonia Smith, a Ruby Brown Place resident, said she heard a single gunshot.

“I looked out my window and saw a man, slouched over on the bench,” Smith said.
Smith said her brother saw about two or three “kids” — believed to be in their teens — in the playground on the swings at the time of the shooting. They then ran from the area.

“They didn’t realize it until after he shot himself,” Smith said.JC murder

Jackson was found just feet away from the playground wearing red pants.

Investigators appeared to have been looking for the teens.

Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said the incident “appears to be a tragic domestic issue,” noting that Jackson had previously been charged with domestic offenses.

A nearby resident, who asked that her name not be published, said she believed the woman shot yesterday morning had a child with the man who killed her. She additionally said the killer’s aunt lived in the neighborhood.

Jackson’s family gathered in a house across the street from the park and declined to comment on the incident.

Just before 1:30 p.m., three of the family members walked up to the police line for a few brief moments and then went back inside the house.

A man then got out of his car and began yelling at members of the media, saying they were not respecting the family’s privacy.



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