Hoboken teen charged in Union City shooting

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Hoboken teen charged in Union City shooting

The Hudson County Regional SWAT Unit, in coordination with the Union City Police Department and the Hoboken Police Department, arrested and charged a 19-year-old Hoboken man in relation to a shooting that occurred on Third Street and Bergenline Avenue in Union City on Aug. 26th.

According to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, police arrested Terrence Torres, 19, of Hoboken, at approximately 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4,  after officers with the Hudson County Regional SWAT Team executed a search warrant without incident at an apartment on Harrison Street in Hoboken.

During the search, officers allegedly recovered a firearm.

Torres is charged with Attempted Murder, a first-degree crime; Possession of a Weapon (firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose, a second-degree crime; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (firearm), a second-degree crime; Receiving Stolen Property, a third-degree crime; and Possession of a Defaced Firearm, a fourth-degree crime.

On Aug. 26,  just before midnight, members of the Union City Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the area Third Street and Bergenline Avenue.

Officers found shell casings at the scene as well as two cars that had been struck.

A victim reported to officers that he was shot at while riding a bicycle in the area but was not injured.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional SWAT Unit, the Union City Police Department, the Hoboken Police Department, and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and K-9 Unit, for the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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