Man charged with attempted murder for March 2022 shot fired incident in Hoboken


A Bayonne man is facing a slew of charges including criminal attempted murder for a March 28th carjacking and shot fired incident from March 2022 in Hoboken, public safety spokeswoman Marci Rubin said.

Jaliyl Johnson. Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am extremely proud of the hard work, dedication, and timeless effort our team put into this incident,” Police Chief Steven Aguiar said in a statement.

“It is a testament that our department will not tolerate violent criminal activity in the City of Hoboken, and that any investigation will not end until justice has been served.”

The Hoboken Police Department’s Investigations Bureau, led by Det. Michael Losordo, arrested Jaliyl Johnson, 20, of Bayonne, following a 14-month investigation into a 2022 carjacking and shooting.

On March 28th, 2022, at approximately 7:45 p.m. Johnson approached a man who was in his car in a parking lot between 540 and 560 Marshall Dr., pulled a gun out of his waistband, and pointed it at the victim’s head.

When the victim ran out of the car, Johnson fired a shot in his direction. No one was physically injured in the shooting.

Johnson fled the scene in the victim’s stolen vehicle driven by a juvenile who turned himself in to the Hoboken Police Department a few days after the incident.

The juvenile was charged with carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking, possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, and aggravated assault.

After months of further investigation, detectives were able to identify Johnson as the perpetrator behind the carjacking and the triggerman in the shooting.

Hoboken police officers arrested Johnson without incident in Jersey City on Tuesday, May 16th with the assistance of the New Jersey State Park Police.

Johnson was charged with the following crimes:

• Criminal attempted murder
• Conspiracy to commit murder
• Carjacking
• Conspiracy to commit carjacking
• Employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime
• Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
• Unlawful possession of a weapon
• Use of a juvenile in an automobile theft
• Receiving stolen property
• Aggravated assault pointing a firearm
• Possession of a firearm by a person under 21 years old

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