Police: Hoboken man, 19, charged with criminal attempt murder for Monday’s shooting


A 19-year-old Hoboken man has been charged with criminal attempt murder for Monday’s shooting near Mama Johnson Field that injured an 17-year-old, police said.

Halim A. Gilyard. Photo courtesy of the Hoboken Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Halim A. Gilyard, 19, of Hoboken, was charged with criminal attempt murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and causing or risking widespread injury, according to Police Det. John Quinones.

This morning at about 2:30 a.m., detectives from the Hoboken Police Department, along with members of the Hudson County SWAT Team, executed a search warrant, as well as an arrest warrant, of Gilyard.

The arrest took place at a residential apartment building in the area of 4th and Adams Streets.

Halim was wanted for a shooting incident from Monday, June 6th in the area of 4th and Jackson Streets. Through the investigation, led by Det. John Quinones and assisted by other members of the detective bureau.

They were able to identify Gilyard as one of the shooters from that night and he was taken into custody without incident. He was then transported to police headquarters where he was processed on all above listed charges before being transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

The Hoboken PD also thanked the Hudson County SWAT Team and the Hudson County Prosecutors Office for their assistance.

The investigation is ongoing with Quinones as the lead detective.

If anyone has information on this incident you may contact Detective John Quinones at 201-420-2100 Ext. 3182 or email him at quinonesj@hobokenpdnj.gov. All tips may remain anonymous.

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  1. Do we have a George Soros prosecutor here to help release the alleged suspect on his own recognizance? Ravi’s family needs to get on this pronto.