Jersey City man, 25, arrested for fatally shooting Hoboken man, 28, in September


A Jersey City man, 25, has been arrested for fatally shooting a 28-year-old Hoboken man on Marshall Drive back in September, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Deon Williams. Instagram photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Earlier today, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service of New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Deon Williams in connection with the fatal shooting of Christopher Garcia, Suarez said in a statement.

Williams, 25, of Jersey City, is charged with murder, unlawful possession of weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

He was arrested at a hotel on International Boulevard in Elizabeth and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

On Sunday, September 25th at approximately 3:25 a.m., the Hoboken Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting in the area of 560 Marshall Drive.

Upon arrival, responding officers located a male victim, later identified as Garcia, 28, of Hoboken, with an apparent gunshot wound to the torso.

He was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3:56 a.m.

The day after the incident, Hoboken 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos indicated that a fatal shooting occurred after a heated argument escalated.

A GoFundMe page for Garcia, which has raised $13,864 to date, said that Garcia was killed after trying “to break up a fight that didn’t originate with him.”

Suarez credited the HCPO’s Homicide Unit, the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Hoboken Police Department with the arrest and investigation.

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