Prosecutor: Jersey City man, teen arrested for Hoboken murder of 18-year-old


A Jersey City man and a Jersey City teen have been arrested for the murder of an 18-year-old Hoboken man on Tuesday afternoon, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Khalif Geiger. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.
Khalif Geiger. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Khalif Geiger, 20, of Jersey City and a 17-year-old from Jersey City were arrested yesterday by detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit for the murder of Adrian Rivera, 18, of Hoboken, authorities said.

Geiger was charged with murder, two counts of felony murder, armed robbery, armed burglary, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm and hindering apprehension, officials said.

The 17-year-old juvenile was also charged with the same crimes, police said.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Hoboken Police Department for making the arrests.

On Tuesday, January 24, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Hoboken police were dispatched to 300 Marshall Dr. in Hoboken on a 911 call of possible gun shots in the area.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim in an apartment with apparent gunshot wound to the torso, authorities said.

Rivera, who lived in the apartment, was immediately transported to Jersey City Medical Center by ambulance. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at approximately 3:50 p.m., police said.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate this case with assistance from the Hoboken Police Department and more arrests are expected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at:

All information will be kept confidential.

On Twitter, Mayor Dawn Zimmer offered her condolences to the Rivera family and as a result a community meeting at the Hoboken Housing Authority will be held in the upcoming days.

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  1. So now the Mayor wants to have a community meeting? She has shown nothing buy disdain for the residents of the Housing Authority and NOW she wants to appear to be concerned? Will she tell the public that she removed the police patrols from the area? Will she tell the public that there have been recent incidents of gun violence in the area? Will she tell the people that she has systematically politicized the police department which is leaving some shifts short and some units non-existent? The Mayor has appointed a political operative to run her police department and now her incompetence is yielding not so positive results.