Nelson, 32, of Orange, was employed as a bouncer at Misty's Restaurant and Bar located at 277 Main Street in West Orange. He was shot and killed in the pre-dawn hours on Monday when he tried to break up a fight in the parking lot of the establishment.
The shooter has been identified as Nolvin Garcia. He has been charged with murder and weapons offenses. Bail was set at $750,000.
Garcia, who remains at-large, is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office at 1-877-847-7432.
Jacques Nelson was born in Haiti and came to the U.S. when he was 19. He has two children who live in the U.S. and two who live in Haiti.
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