The Jersey City victims: A police officer, rabbinical student, shop owner and employee

Kimberly Dole
December 11, 2019 - 3:03 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  Here are the victims of  Tuesday's shootout in Jersey City that ended with a policer officer, 3 bystanders and the two shooters dead.

Here are the victims: 

JERSEY CITY POLICE OFFICER JOSEPH SEALS

Seals, 39, was a Jersey City detective and a married father of five. He became a police officer in 2006.

In 2017, he joined the department’s Cease Fire Unit. Jersey City Police Commissioner Michael Kelly said Seals was the department’s leading officer in removing guns from Jersey City streets.

JC KOSHER SUPERMARKET CO-OWNER LEAH MINDEL FERENCZ

Ferencz, 33, owned the kosher store with her husband Moishe Ferencz. Ferenca was called a "pioneer" in Jersey City by Rabbi David Niederman, Executive Director of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg during a press conference Wednesday. 

Niederman said Ferencz were among the first people to move to Jersey City from Brooklyn due to the rising housing costs in New York City. They wanted to set an example for others that also wanted to move to a new community for the same reasons. "I’ll go there, I’ll open a grocery store so families can go and shop locally, therefore growing the community — alleviating the pain of so many families who live under unbearable conditions," Niederman said about Ferencz.

Leah Mindel Ferencz

RABBINICAL STUDENT MOSHE HIRSCG DEUTSCH

Deutsch, 24, was the son of Abe Deutsch, a civic leader in the Satmar community in Brooklyn. Deutsch, and was shopping inside the market at the time of the shooting, Deutsch lived in Williamsburg according reports. He was a yeshiva student at Yeshiva Gedola of Satmar in Williamsburg.

JC KOSHER SUPERMARKET EMPLOYEE MIGUEL DOUGLAS

Officials later identified the last victim as 49-year-old Miguel Douglas. Douglas was found inside the JC Kosher Market on Martin Luther King Drive. 

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