Paterson man charged with attempted murder for October shooting in Hoboken, police say


A Paterson man has been charged with attempted murder for an October shooting in Hoboken where a man was shot multiple times, police said.

Corey Ferguson. Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Corey Ferguson, 27, of Paterson, was charged with criminal attempt murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, and endangering an injured victim, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

On October 11th, 2020, at about 2:30 a.m., Hoboken police officers responded to 940 Monroe Street on a report of a man being shot.

Lt. Michael Costello, Sgt. Joseph Lucignano, Det. Adam Colon, as well as Police Officers Tyler Soto, Jesse Castellano, Christopher Barral, Joshua Campoverde, Tyrone Huggins, and Jason Montalvo all responded to the scene.

Officers Soto and Castellano were first to arrive and found the victim, an Amazon employee, with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body and leg.

Moments later, Officers Barral and Campoverde arrived and lifesaving medical aid was provided by  Barral until the ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was provided medical care.

Cabrera said that Barral’s quick actions saved the victim’s life.

A few days later, the HPD released surveillance footage to help identify and locate the shooting suspect.

Yesterday, lead Dets. Michael Miranda and Christine Collins charged Ferguson with the aforementioned charges, and with the cooperation of the Paterson Police Department, was placed under arrest.

Additionally, all detectives of the Investigation Bureau assisted Miranda and Collins in bringing charges against Ferguson, who was processed and remanded to the Passaic County jail.

“Outstanding work by so many of our uniformed officers and investigators brought two positive outcomes. First, the quick reaction and execution of his prior training led Officer Christopher Barral to saving our victim’s life and keeping him with his family,” Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante said in a statement.

“This was followed by the immediate, diligent work of our Investigations Bureau. Detectives Miranda and C. Collins were persistent in solving this case and with the assistance of many of our top notch detectives, we finally have the apprehension of this shooter.”

Other agencies that aided in the seven-month investigation include the Hudson County Prosecutors Office, New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Unit, Bayonne Police Department, Passaic County Homicide Unit, Paterson PD’s Narcotics Unit and Paterson PD’s Major Crime Unit.

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