Store owner shot dead in Journal Square in middle of day

JERSEY CITY — A 61-year old store employee was fatally shot in what appeared to have been an attempted robbery on Dec. 19 in Jersey City.
Jersey City police responding to a report of a gunshot found Byungeun Lee of Palisades Park on the floor of the Top Plus clothing store in Bergen Square with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body, according to a spokesperson for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 4:15 p.m. Based on the preliminary investigation, homicide detectives believe the victim was killed during a robbery.
The investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit. No arrests have been made yet. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or by leaving an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at: If anyone provides a tip or information about this case, the Prosecutor’s Office will not reveal anything about their identity.

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