A man was fatally shot on Marshall Drive in Hoboken early this morning after a heated argument escalated, according to 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos.
“I wanted to alert you to an incident that happened overnight. Two men were involved in a heated argument outside on Marshall Drive at approximately 330 am and one shot the other person,” Ramos said in an email blast this morning.
“The victim, who did not survive the shooting, was a Hoboken resident. I have spoken with Hoboken Police Chief Aguiar this morning who informed me that the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating and currently have a person of interest who is from outside of Hoboken.”
Ramos continued that anyone with any information about the incident should contact the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 and/or the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-795-6400.
“Sadly, the scourge of gun violence that is plaguing our country has hit very close to home. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family during this very difficult time.”
Additionally, Ramos encouraged his constituents to contact him at any time with any questions or concerns via phone or email at 201-401-7947 or email@example.com.
The HCPO confirmed they were investigating the incident in a 7:26 a.m. tweet, but did not provide any information beyond that a man was fatally shot on Marshall Drive.
At 11:17 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez provided more details.
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 man, later identified as Christopher 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 cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Hoboken Police Department are actively investigating this case and no arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: https://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.
This is the first Hoboken homicide in 2022 and just the second fatal shooting in the Mile Square City since August 2020.
In October, a woman was arrested for attempted homicide for shooting a man twice outside the Hoboken Housing Authority, but the victim ended up surviving.