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JERSEY CITY — Jury choice started Tuesday for the trial of two males charged with murdering a person who was shot as many as 19 instances in Jersey Metropolis in 2016. 

Aaron Enix and Davon Cooper – each 23-year-old Jersey Metropolis residents – had been initially charged with the tried homicide of Rashay Washington, 24, who was shot on Claremont Avenue on Nov. 27, 2016.

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The fees in opposition to Enix and Cooper had been upgraded to homicide after Washington, additionally of Jersey Metropolis, died after two weeks of hospitalization.

Investigators stated that after being shot, Washington recognized Enix and Cooper to individuals who rushed to his facet to assist. Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Leo Hernandez stated Washington was shot between 16 and 19 instances.

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The 24-year-old was shot simply earlier than 9:30 p.m. close to Clerk Avenue. Jersey Metropolis police rapidly arrested Enix and Cooper close by and recovered two weapons not removed from the scene, former Jersey Metropolis spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill stated on the time.

The trial is earlier than Hudson County Superior Court docket Decide John Younger within the Hudson County Administration Constructing in Jersey Metropolis. Enix is represented by protection legal professional Patrick Patel and Cooper by Mark Bailey. 

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The case is being prosecuted by Hudson County assistant prosecutor Adam Salzer and Ricky Ruddy. Opening assertion could also be heard as quickly as tomorrow afternoon. 

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