The Jersey Journal, NJ
Hudson County homicide detectives have charged three young men with murdering a Jersey City man gunned down in his Greenville home in February.
Rashee K. Tate, 21, of Wade Street, Hykeem Forrester, 20, of Lexington Avenue, and Donald Lee, 22, of Ocean Avenue, have each been charged with murdering Thomas Jessup, 24, of Stegman Avenue, Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said yesterday.
The three men had pushed their way into Jessup's home Feb. 24 to steal money and marijuana, DeFazio said, and shot him multiple times.
"Clearly these three fellows planned to commit the robbery and they apparently went to the door and then pushed their way in when Mr. Jessup answered," DeFazio said, adding that the victim was home alone. "Once again it demonstrates the confluence of drugs and gun violence."