Prosecutor seeking public’s help in locating 3rd man involved in Hoboken murder

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The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has issued an arrest warrant and is seeking the public’s help in locating the third man involved in the murder of a Hoboken man last month.

Keyshaun Wiggins. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.
Keyshaun Wiggins. Photo courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Keyshaun Wiggins, 18, of Jersey City has been charged with murder,  two counts of felony murder, armed robbery, armed burglary, possession of a firearm for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a firearm and hindering apprehension, Suarez said in a statement released this evening.

Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Keyshaun Wiggins is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website athttp://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential and Wiggins should not be approached since he is considered armed an dangerous, authorities said.

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

Upon arrival officers found the victim, Adrian Rivera, 18, in an apartment at that location with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso, police said.

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

On Wednesday, January 25, Khalif Geiger, 20, and a 17-year-old juvenile, both from Jersey City, were arrested for the murder of Rivera by detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Hoboken Police Department.

They were each charged with murder, two counts of felony murder, armed robbery, armed burglary, hindering apprehension and several firearm offenses.

At a public meeting at a Hoboken Housing Authority building on Monday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez revealed that Rivera’s murder was not a random act of violence, as his apartment had over three pounds of marijuana and $13,000 cash in it.

Furthermore, Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante said that the three suspects involved in Rivera’s murder had been friends with him since grammar school.

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