Good Samaritan killed trying to help woman at Jersey City deli

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Monday, May 12, 2014
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Anthony Johnson reports on 25-year-old good samaritan who was killed trying to help a woman who was being harassed. The killer is still on the loose.

JERSEY CITY (WABC) -- Police in New Jersey are searching for the gunman who killed a Good Samaritan.

It happened at a deli in Jersey City.

The victim had come to the aid of a woman who was being harassed, and investigators say that's when he was shot.

25-year old Darren Talington was shot around 3:30 a.m. Saturday outside of the A-Plus Deli, and after being rushed to Jersey City Medical Center, was pronounced dead at around 6:30 a.m.

He was helping a woman who was being harassed by an intoxicated man, who then confronted Talington, and a fight began outside the store.

That's when police say another man jumped out of a car with a gun and shot Talington several times.

Authorities are going through surveillance footage after one attacker ran from the scene, while the other jumped in a car and left.

Talington has a brother who is a Jersey City firefighter and he was a candidate to join the department.