Hoboken police investigating shots fired incident; teen, 17, arrested for handgun possession


The Hoboken Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident that occurred last night, with a 17-year-old arrested for handgun possession a short time later.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Last night at around 7:25 p.m, a Hoboken police officer responded to the area of 4th and Adams Streets on a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival officers spoke to witnesses and learned that a group of juveniles/young adults were engaged in some type of a dispute with a shirtless man who was armed with a knife and later shot as someone in the group.

They ran off in different directions and officers found .40 caliber shell casings and live rounds at the scene, which points to a handgun as the weapon used.

At this time, no one has been charged for this incident and no victim has come forward, with authorities indicating they have no reason to believe anyone was injured.

Anyone with any information on this incident is urged to contact Det. Adam Colon at colona@hobokenpdnj.gov or (201) 420-2118 or Det. Luis Rodriguez at rodriguezl@hobokenpdnj.gov or (201) 420-2102.

All information will be kept confidential.

About a half hour later, a male teenager, 17, was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, receiving stolen property, and obstruction of administration of law, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

At around 8:02 p.m., Police Officers Nicholas Protopapadakis, Francis McCourt, and Anthony Olivera stopped the teen in the area of 351 Observer Highway for investigation.

During the course of the investigation, the juvenile was found to be in possession of a handgun that was reported stolen out of Colorado in his back pocket. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

The arrestee’s parent were contacted and notified, his charges were placed on a warrant, and he was remained to juvenile intake, authorities said.

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