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Attempted Murder Charge For Second Man In Hoboken Shooting

HOBOKEN, NJ — A Long Island man was charged with attempted murder on Wednesday morning in connection with a shooting in Hoboken near an ongoing youth flag football game in June.

Marcus Johnson, 22, from Patchogue, NY, turned himself in to Hoboken police at 5:30 a.m., they said.

The shooting took place the evening of Monday, June 6, 2022 in the area of Fourth and Jackson streets. It took place near a youth athletic field where a flag football game was ongoing.

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The victim, a 17-year-old Hoboken resident, was shot in the neck. He was taken to the hospital and released later that evening.

Police charged a Hoboken resident, Halim Gilyard, 19, with attempted murder in June in connection with the shooting. READ MORE: Teen Faces 4 Charges In Hoboken Shooting Near Flag Football Game

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Johnson’s Charges

On Wednesday, Johnson was charged with criminal attempt (murder), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, prohibited weapons and devices-large capacity magazine, prohibited weapons and devices-hollow nose/dum-dum rounds, obstruction of the administration of law-obstructing a criminal investigation, widespread injury or damage.

Johnson was taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

Police said an arrest warrant for Johnson was issued on Sept. 15.

Detectives John Quinones and Adam Colon developed probable cause to charge him, police said.

The investigation is ongoing with Detective Quinones as lead detective. If anyone has information they can contact him at 201-420-2100 Ext 3182 or email him at quinonesj@hobokenpdnj.gov. Anyone providing information may remain anonymous.

Guns In Hoboken

The following incidents related to guns in Hoboken have occurred since early June, all within a 4-block radius:

  • A Jersey City teen was charged with handgun possession this week in response to a gun found near 301 Jackson St. in early September.
  • Christopher Garcia, 28, of Hoboken was shot to death during an argument at 560 Marshall Drive just before 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 25, police said. No arrests have been announced. A GoFundMe has been started.
  • Two men were arrested by Hoboken police in late September after a two-month investigation that began with a .45 caliber Glock handgun being found in a vehicle at 655 Sixth St. in July.
  • In June, a Hoboken man, 19, was charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a Hoboken teen near Fourth and Jackson streets.

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