Shot In Head, Man Dies on Main Street in Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE – On Monday November 19, 2018, shortly after 12 a.m. City 911 received a call reporting a man down in front of 400 Main Street.

Responding officers found an eighteen year old male City of Poughkeepsie resident, formerly of Queens New York, with a significant injury to his head.  The victim was later identified as Justin Johnson, originally from Queens, now residing in Poughkeepsie.

He was transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital where the wound was
confirmed to be a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

At approximately 1130am, 25 year old Cit of Poughkeepsie resident Rajeam Ishmel Jackson was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree a class A1 felony for killing the eighteen year old male.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7577.